ROH Live: Elektra

The Royal Opera screened live at Storyhouse Running from
Next event: Thursday 18 June 2020 at 7.45pm
  • Full Price: £19.50
    Aged Under 26: £14.50
  • Cinema

Part of: Stage on Screen

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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.

Image: Soprano Nina Stemme ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2009

Languages:

Sung in German with English subtitles

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