ELEKTRA


recommended for 16 years and older

Tragedy in one act - 1909

Composer Richard Strauss. Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
In German without surtitles due to the stage design..

Elektra's father: murdered. Her mother and her paramour Ägisth were his murderers. The disheveled Elektra is determined to avenge the parricide. She has the axe for the deed but not the strength. Then her brother Orest appears … Armor-plated emotions! – whipped up by a gigantic orchestra. An aristocratic cast of singers. An enthusiastically cheered staging by Herbert Wernicke. A shattering drama of the Soul.