Although the staging of the Met’s Saturday afternoon’s production of Salome will remain unchanged (i.e., Karita Mattila intends to jam out with her clam out) the HD cameras will demurely divert their lenses at the climactic moment of the Dance of the Seven Veils.  According to Culture Monster, instead of the Full Mattila, the video audience will see “something, well, much more restrained.”

“You’ll see the camera pan away from her as she does the dance,” a Met spokesman told Culture Monster. “Either it will pan discreetly away to the audience, or it will do a close-up of her face.”

The decision not to show the nudity came from Met general manager Peter Gelb, who, the spokesman said, “decided early on that the ‘Salome’ broadcast would not feature nudity.”