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Elektra by Strauss at the Metropolitan Opera


  • The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen (Conductor)
  • Patrice Chéreau (Stage Direction)
  • Nina Stemme (Soprano) : Elektra
  • Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano) : Chrysothemis
  • Waltraud Meier (Mezzo-soprano) : Klytämnestra
  • Eric Owens (Bass) : Orest
  • Burkhard Ulrich (Tenor) : Aegisth
  • Susan Neves (Soprano) : Overseer | Confidant


'Tragödie' in one act by Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal after Sophocle's 'Electra'
First performance in Dresden, Hofoper, 25 January 1909

Recording: April 30 2016 - Metropolitan Opera | New York
Director: Gary Halvorson
Duration: 01:52

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