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Royal Opera House: Elektra ( Strauss) New Production

Thu, 18th June, 2020 @ 19:45pm - 21:45pm

£8 – £13

 

For Elektra

ELEKTRA (NEW PRODUCTION)

Live cinema relay via SAtellite Thursday 18 June 2020

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

 Sung in German with English subtitles

Approximate running time: about 2 hours

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

Details

Date:
Thu, 18th June, 2020
Time:
19:45pm - 21:45pm
Cost:
£8 – £13
Event Category:

Venue

SpArC Theatre
Phone:
01588 630321 / 638038

Organiser

Liz Still