ELEKTRA

by Richard Strauss
Sung in German with projected English translations


THERE’S NO OPERATIC TOUR DE FORCE TO SURPASS ELEKTRA, WITH A TITLE ROLE THAT DEMANDS A TRULY GREAT SINGING ACTRESS.

It’s a stunning vocal marathon, with riveting intensity. You owe it to yourself to experience the vocal grandeur and blazing drama of this passionate heroine. She’s the Mycenaean princess whose father, Agamemnon, was murdered by her mother, Klytemnestra, leaving Elektra hell-bent on revenge. As Richard Strauss’s staggeringly powerful orchestra moves inexorably toward the opera’s hair-raising finale, the music gives you a composer at his zenith—magnificently theatrical and devastatingly moving.


 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

JULIE AND ROGER
BASKES
SYLVIA NEIL AND
DANIEL FISCHEL
MAZZA
FOUNDATION
Exelon

 


Lyric Opera production.
 




Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission

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Photo: Robert Kusel

Elektra Opera Resources


Join us in the theater one hour before the curtain rises for a free, 30-minute preview talk about the opera. Learn more about pre-opera talks.


 
Elektra at Lyric Oepra of Chicago

Opera Commentary


commentary by Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives



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Music for Elektra is generously furnished by Warner Classics.
© 2018/19 Lyric Opera Commentaries. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

Photos: Robert Kusel
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