Salome: Nudity in Opera

Salome: Nudity in Opera

What if I tell you that once in opera, somebody dared to shock the market and rock everyone on their seats with their revolutionary approach on opera? I am referring to Richard Strauss and 2 of his operatic masterpieces changed the opera industry forever. And I will discuss one of them here – Richard Strauss’s “Salome”, one of his craziest

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Anna Nicole: Opera as Pop Culture Commentary

Anna Nicole The Opera

How can you make opera relatable to modern audiences that has been accustomed to several reruns of Bizet’s “Carmen”, Puccini’s “Tosca” and Verdi’s “La Traviata”? Offer new material that they are more familiar with in an effortless manner. How familiar? So familiar that the mainstream market would feel so flabbergasted with the chosen material that there is no way they

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