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ELEKTRA

Richard Strauss

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ELEKTRA

Composer Richard Strauss. Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Tragedy in one act (1909)

recommended for 16 years and older

In German. Without surtitles due to the stage design. Premiere 27.10.1997.

Duration est. 1 hours 50 minutes

Premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra" on October 27, 1997 in the Nationaltheater

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.

Cast

  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper