STRAUSS, R.: Elektra (Salzburg Festival, 2010)


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Elektra, Op. 58, TrV 223
Libretto/Text Author: Hofmannsthal, Hugo von
Libretto Source: Sophocles
Conductor: Gatti, Daniele

Klytamnestra: Meier, Waltraud
Orest's tutor: Zwarg, Oliver

Set/Stage Designer: Bauer, Raimund
Costume Designer: Schmidt-Futterer, Andrea
Lighting Designer: Schuler, Duane
Choreographer: Sayers, Denni
Stage Director: Lehnhoff, Nikolaus

Date of Production: 2010
Festival: Salzburg Festival
Venue: Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg
Playing Time: 01:48:18
Catalogue Number: A04001539


Swedish soprano Irene Theorin gives an impressive role debut as Elektra, just as Wagner singer Waltraud Meier as Klytamnestra. They are complemented by Eva-Maria Westbroek's Chrysothemis and Rene Pape's Orest. In his interpretation of Strauss' one-act masterpiece, conductor Daniele Gatti explores the radical side of the Expressionist score, while not neglecting the late 19th-century lyricism either. His musical vision harmonizes perfectly with the forbidding atmosphere conveyed by director Nikolaus Lehnhoff and his set designer.

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