Royal Opera: Elektra

SHOWING FROM
Thu 02 Jul 2020

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

 

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.

 

This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

 

Sung in German with English subtitles

 

Music Richard Strauss

Libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor Antonio Pappano

Director Christof Loy

Designer Johannes Leiacker

Lighting designer Olaf Winter

 

 

Elektra Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra Karita Mattila

Orest Christof Fischesser

Ägisth Joseph Kaiser

 

 

Image: Soprano Nina Stemme ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2009


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