Notes On Music
10:51 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Sexy Operas

Poster for an American production of Georges Bizet's Carmen, ca. 1896
Poster for an American production of Georges Bizet's Carmen, ca. 1896
Credit Wikimedia Commons

One doesn’t usually refer to classical music as being sexy, though Ravel’s Bolero, or the “Habanera” from Bizet’s opera Carmen, can certainly fit the bill.

But some more specifically-named pieces do as well, such as “Dance of the 7 Veils” from Richard Strauss’ opera, Salome, or perhaps the Poem of Ecstacy by Alexander Scriabin. What pieces would you recommend?

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