ROYAL OPERA: ELEKTRA

Date Time
Thu 18th June 7.45pm

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Doors 6.45pm

Sung in German with English subtitles
Approximate running time: about 2 hours

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

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

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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