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ROH: Elektra (As Live 12A)
Music Richard Strauss
Director Christof Loy
Sung in German with English subtitles
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 (Brunnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytamnestra.
Approximate running time: about 2 hours
Image: ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2009
Wednesday 24 June 7pm
Taliesin Arts Centre
- University of Wales
- Singleton Park
- SA2 8PZ