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Mar. 10 2018

03/17/18-Elektra-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA

RICHARD STRAUSS

Elektra

Christine Goerke sings her first Elektra at the Met in Patrice Chéreau’s landmark production, a sensation at its Met premiere last spring, which the Wall Street Journal called “revolutionary … a triumph on all fronts.” Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Strauss’s shattering score, a tour de force for the singers and the orchestra alike.

 

  • SUNG IN GERMAN
  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME 1 HRS 44 MINS
  • Photo credit: Karen Almond / Met Opera

    CAST

     

    CONDUCTOR Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    Paul Nadler

    CONDUCTOR Paul Nadle

    Christine Goerke

    ELEKTRA Christine Goerke

    Elza van den Heever

    CHRYSOTHEMIS Elza van den Heever

    Allison Oakes

    CHRYSOTHEMIS Allison Oakes

    Michaela Schuster

    KLYTÄMNESTRA Michaela Schuster

    Jay Hunter Morris

    AEGISTH Jay Hunter Morris

    Mikhali Petrenko

    OREST Mikhail Petrenko

    OREST Dwayne Croft

    World premiere: Court Opera, Dresden, 1909. Met premiere: December 3, 1932. Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s recent adaptation of Sophocles’s Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power.

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