ROH Live: Elektra

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Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging director Christof Loy.

Credits:

Music: Richard Strauss
Director: Christof Loy
Designer: Johannes Leiacker
Lighting designer: Olaf Winter
Movement director: TBC

Key Cast:

Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Elektra: Nina Stemme
Chrysothemis: Sara Jakubiak
Klytämnestra: Karita Mattila
Orest: Christof Fischesser
Ägisth: Joseph Kaiser
Orest’s Tutor: Thomas Faulkner
Overseer: Madeleine Pierard
First Maid: Emma Carrington
Second Maid: Stephanie Wake-Edwards
Third Maid: Sarah Castle
Fourth Maid: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Fifth Maid: Margrethe Fredheim
Young Servant: Adam Frandsen
Old Servant: Jeremy White

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Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning 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.

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Thursday 18 June 2020, 7.45pm

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