Friday, May 25, 2012

Salome Wagner

Met production of Salome poster
If you Google "Salome Wagner" (without the quotes) you will discover that quite a few people seem to have that name.

What you will not discover, however, is that Richard Wagner wrote the opera "Salome", as stated on Jeopardy! last night.
In a Wagner opera, it's heads up for Jochanaan, who is this Biblical figure.
That's because the opera "Salome", which features the character Jochanaan, aka (as the clue was asking) John the Baptist, was written by another German guy called Richard: Strauss. (Libretto based on Oscar Wilde's play.)

Shame on you, Clue Crew!

(Thanks, Kathie: this is why I hate to leave the room during the show!)



At 11:17 AM, May 26, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

I stand in awe of your self-control, for not saying I gave you a "heads up." Like Oscar Wilde, I can resist everything but temptation ;-)

At 3:16 PM, May 26, 2012 OpenID kitchenmudge had this to say...

Heads should roll at Jeopardy for this. How could they dance around it?

At 3:39 PM, May 26, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Talk about a none-too-veiled threat!

At 11:35 PM, May 26, 2012 Blogger omgwheelhouse had this to say...

Nice catch!

At 12:49 AM, May 27, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

omg, see also my comment (6th on the list) re Alex's repeated mispronunciation of "Madeira" earlier this week:


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