Richard Strauss


Opera in one act, in German, with Hungarian an English surtitles


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. 

General cast

Balázs Kocsár
Attila Fekete
Gyöngyi Lukács
Vida Miknevičiūtė
Károly Szemerédy
Péter Balczó
Andrea Szántó
First Jew
István Horváth
Second Jew
Zoltán Megyesi
Third Jew
Tivadar Kiss
Fourth Jew
János Szerekován
Fifth Jew
Bence Pataki
First Nazarene
Kolos Kováts
Second Nazarene
Barna Bartos univ. stud.
First soldier
Róbert Rezsnyák
Second soldier
Ferenc Endrész univ. stud.
A Cappadocian
Gergely Halász univ.stud.
A slave
Péter Kiss


Libretto after the play of the same title by Oscar Wilde by
Richard Strauss
András Almási-Tóth