Wednesday 21.11.2018 | 6 p.m. | Opernhaus


Richard Strauss


Tragedy in one act


Tragedy in one act | Text by Hugo von Hofmannsthal after his own tragedy (1903), after Sophocles’ tragedy (approx. 413 B.C) | In German with supertitles | Playing time ca. 2 hours | No intermission

Elektra and Orestes have dedicated themselves to seeking revenge for their father’s death. Agamemnon, returning home, was slain in the bath by his wife Clytemnestra: She refused to forgive him for sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia. In these times of war and human sacrifice, betrayal and the killing of family members ignite new blood

Richard Strauss’ Elektra is both grand mythical drama and family tragedy in one. With its intoxicating expressivity and an orchestral apparatus unique for its time, the music is overwhelmingly alluring.

Ulf Schirmer Musikalische Leitung
Peter Konwitschny Inszenierung
Thomas Eitler-de Lint Choreinstudierung
Karin Lovelius Klytämnestra
Catherine Foster Elektra
Melanie Diener Chrysothemis
Ilaria Baggioli Vertraute
Eliza Rudnicka Schleppträgerin
Kathrin Göring Aufseherin
Sandra Fechner 1. Magd
Wallis Giunta 2. Magd
Sandra Maxheimer 3.Magd
Magdalena Hinterdobler 4.Magd
Olena Tokar 5.Magd
Jürgen Müller Aegisth
Tuomas Pursio Orest
Jean-Baptiste Mouret Pfleger des Orest
Sven Hjörleifsson Junger Diener
Roland Schubert Alter Diener
Frank Schilcher Agamemnon