When: Thu., Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 11, 2 p.m. 2015
There are few things more erotic than a man’s head on a platter—unless, of course, you’re the man who’s lost his head. Richard Strauss’ thrilling adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 tragedy Salome tells the tale of a nubile princess who performs a naughty dance for her father in exchange for the imprisoned John the Baptist’s head. Sung in German with English subtitles, this one-act has shocked audiences since its 1905 premiere for its erotic take on a biblical theme. Opera San Antonio’s production is intended for mature audiences only.