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Life Through an Artistic Lens

Life Through an Artistic Lens

With a steamy combination of biblical themes, sexual tension and murder, Richard Strauss' Salome surprised opera audiences when it appeared in 1905. Virginia Opera's upcoming Salome, co-produced with Portland Opera in Oregon, brings those themes to the modern-day Middle East. The timing is impeccable, and showcases the power of the arts to create a new lens through which we view our existence and place in the world. We're joined today by the creative minds behind the Virginia Opera's production of Salome for a look at the ever-changing role the arts play in shaping our understanding of major cultural, religious and current events.