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Bulgarian soprano Ljuba Welitsch charms Herod, played by Franz... News Photo1940-1949,Archival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Baptist,Black And White,Bulgaria,Clothing,Couple - Relationship,Dancing,England,Females,Giving,Good Luck Charm,Human Interest,Males,Music,Opera,People,Performance,Singer,Soprano Singer,Stage - Performance Space,UK,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 1949: Bulgarian soprano Ljuba Welitsch (1913 - 1996) charms Herod, played by Franz Lechleichner, into giving her the head of John the Baptist by performing the 'Dance of the Seven Veils'. She is playing the lead in a controversial production of Richard Strauss's opera 'Salome', at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Producer Peter Brook, costumes & sets designed by Salvador Dali. It was abandoned after six performances. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)