Salome is the only biblical figure of whom we have a portrait, as there are silver coins that depict her face. Even in its current concert version, Richard Strauss’s full-length opera in one act is rated R due to it being a case of qualified necrophilia. Oscar Wilde wrote the play in French while in exile, and its effects are multiplied with the tools used by Strauss, which focus on Salome instead of the weak-willed Herodes, Tetrach of Judea. The new theatrical production is being prepared as a concert performance meant for autumn 2020, for the time of the International Eucharistic Congress. The set even utilises the results of the research conducted by Egyptologist Gyözö Vörös in Jordan, as it was the Hungarian scientist who found the tetrarch’s palace on Machaerus. The Lithuanian Vida Miknevičiūtė will sing the titular role, whose career is taking off with astronomical speed.