Salome certainly grabs audiences attention. The century-old opera merges groundbreaking music and an Oscar Wilde play about the worlds first dysfunctional family. King Herod heads a clan that includes wife Herodias and their sexpot daughter, Salome. Its not a piece a lot of people would choose to do first, admits Sodowsky. Still, Salome is a great introduction to the genre. Its colorful score, gripping plot, and seductive visual elements will look somewhat familiar to modern viewers. Plus, its only 90 minutes. Salome is a little like one-stop shopping, says Sodowsky. It allows people to experience a broad range of operatic possibilities. Its perfect for the MTV generation.
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