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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


1 - 23 Mar 2018


The Wall Street Journal

Buy Tickets For Metropolitan Opera: ElektraBuy Tickets


When King Agamemnon is murdered by his devious wife Klytamnestra and her lover, his daughter Elektra vows bloodthirsty revenge in this highly charged tale of brutal violence and vengeful madness from Richard Strauss in collaboration with Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Premiering in 1909, Elektra is Strass' masterpiece, a juggernaut of opera that shocks and explores the human capacity for loathing and murderous action. Soprano Christine Goerke stars as titular character at the Met for the first time, in Patrice Chereau's captivating production that returns after debuting last spring. Don't miss this chilling horror story that will send shivers down your spine long after you've left the auditorium!

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Opening night: 1 March 2018

Booking through until: 23 March 2018


Sung in German with titles in English, German and Spanish

Run time

1 hour and 44 minutes

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