She Really Messed With His Head

Look, there's a lot of sex in the Bible. Chances are, you didn't talk about any of it in Sunday school. Salome, for example, the seductress who set her sights on the unattainable John the Baptist. When he denied her advances she had her daddy, Herod II behead him. OK OK, OK, it's not all written exactly like that in Bible. But no one actually pays attention to exact phrasing in religious texts. It's all about the subtext. Anyway, Salome has become a legendary femme fatale, thanks in large part to Richard Strauss' opera based on a story by Oscar Wilde. It's the sexiest thing that's ever been written in German. You can see it onstage at the Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St.) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday or through November 8. Tickets start at $29. More information at
Thu., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 2, 2 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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Lauren Smart
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