Salome is Oscar Wilde’s twist on the biblical story of Herod, Herodias, and Salome. The story tells of a lovely young girl Salome, her step-father Herod’s obsession with her, and Salome’s infatuation with the prophet John the Baptist (Jokanaan). This hypersexualized story and grim-fated heroine have outraged and intrigued audiences for the last century. Salome’s infamous “dance of the seven veils,” a seductive dance for her step-father, is one of the opera’s most famous musical moments, even though it has angered probably just about as many people as it has pleased.
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult, early teen characters