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April 1 - 20, 2022

It's a story that would seem excessive for even the most lurid of "real life" dramas, or blood-soaked slasher movies. But it's always been right at home in the opera house

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Why See Metropolitan Opera - Elektra?

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STRAUSS' SIGNATURE OPERA

Greek tragedy and opera are a match made in musical heaven, what with opera's ability to parlay the drama, anguish, and bittersweet melancholy of fallen heroes, wrathful gods, and doomed lovers with soaring arias and dulcet-toned duets. Experience this seamless marriage of story and music in Patrice Chereau's electrifying production of Strauss's beloved one-act opera Elektra, featuring powerhouse dramatic soprano Nina Semme in the title role.

Elektra

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and in this case; the epithet perfectly suits Elektra, daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. A tale of blood begetting blood, this harrowing opera is foreshadowed by the return of the King from war after turning the tide in his favor by sacrificing his youngest daughter Iphigenia. Out for vengeance, Clytemnestra butchers her husband with the help of her lover, and this, in turn, does not sit well with Elektra, who vows to make her mother pay, continuing the rapidly descending spiral of the house of Aeschylus.

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Dates

Opening night: 1 April 2022

Audience

Sung in German with titles in English, German and Spanish

Run time

1 hour and 44 minutes

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You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Christine Goerke As Elektra
Elza Van Den Heever As Chrysothemis (Mar 1,5,9,12,17)
Allison Oakes As Chrysothemis (Mar 23)
Michaela Schuster As Klytamnestra
Jay Hunter Morris As Aegisth
Mikhail Petrenko As Orest (Mar 1,5,12,17,23)
Dwayne Croft As Orest (Mar 9)

Creative

Composed by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conducted by Yannick Nezet-seguin (Mar 1,5,9,12,17)
Conducted by Paul Nadler (Mar 23)
Production by Patrice Chereau
Stage Direction by Vincent Huguet
Set Design by Richard Peduzzi
Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise
Lighting Design by Dominique Bruguière

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