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
CONDUCTOR Yannick Nézet-Séguin
CONDUCTOR Paul Nadle
ELEKTRA Christine Goerke
CHRYSOTHEMIS Elza van den Heever
CHRYSOTHEMIS Allison Oakes
KLYTÄMNESTRA Michaela Schuster
AEGISTH Jay Hunter Morris
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.