Project Salome

Project Salome

And looming over the whole (mainly joyous) preparation process, is a quote from Strauss himself, namely that he wanted his Salome to have the voice of Isolde, but in the body of a sixteen year old girl. It’s not just women who feel the pressure – a baritone friend of mine who was double cast in a shirtless role with a notable barihunk tells me that he’d spent weeks psyching himself up to go on stage topless for the first time. I mean let’s just consider the story of Die Meistersinger for a moment- dad offers his daughter as a prize in a singing competition, and the man who’s been in love with her for years loses on purpose for the good of Holy German Art.

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