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A selection of audience tweets about Charles Edwards's production of Richard Strauss's opera.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

24 September 2013 at 11.38am | 5 Comments

The Royal Opera's Elektra runs until 12 October. Tickets are still available.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

24 September 2013 at 11.38am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged Andris Nelsons, by Charles Edwards, Christine Goerke, Elektra, Production, review, Social Media, twitter

This article has 5 comments

  1. Stephen Griffith responded on 27 September 2013 at 11:56am Reply

    I watched with a Syrian friend. We came out and said: Syria. Great opera is not something in an artistic bubble but reflects the human condition. Hatred, violence, love, vengeance. Elektra, Syria. Horrendous.

  2. Laura responded on 27 September 2013 at 4:20pm Reply

    This was sensational. Goer ke was stunning, tore me apart. Rest of cast amazing too. I liked the way Piezonka stood in such contrast as the other sister (and she looked quite beautiful). The mother was fabulous too. I think only for the shock of how blood spattered the last scene is, there'd have been a lengthy standing I action, but it is a shocking opera. Looking forward to hearing these singers again.

  3. Peter Erdos responded on 28 September 2013 at 9:16am Reply

    Terrific evening! Superb cast, brilliant conducting, dreadful production (so what's new?) Does one really have to descend to the royal palace by firemen's steps?
    Pity that the table lamp did not have long enough flex to reach to the revolving door.
    Musically however a great evening in the old tradition. Goerke,Pieczonka and Schuster were all terrific. Patterson made the most of the recognition scene, and Nelsons in the pit was superlative. If this was the foretaste of the coming season, all is well musically.

  4. Teresa Guerreiro responded on 6 October 2013 at 7:35pm Reply

    Christine Goerke's was the most mesmering performance I have seen in a long, long time! She kept the house hooked for the 100 minutes or so of the performance. I'd seen that production before and wasn't too keen, but somehow she made the whole thing cohere in the most extraordinary manner. What a performer!

  5. Victoria responded on 7 October 2013 at 12:05am Reply

    Goerke was incredible tonight. Beautiful dynamics and control throughout, combined with intelligent acting. Kudos to the whole cast and the ROH team. But can it be true that this cast and production are not being filmed? This NEEDS to be on DVD!

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