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Strauss: Elektra DVD (Baden-Baden)

Strauss: Elektra DVD (Baden-Baden)

Herbert Wernicke's production featuring Linda Watson as Elektra with Christian Thielemann conducting the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Conducted by Christian Thielemann, this performance was the sensation of the 2010 Baden-Baden Festival. A one-act masterpiece inspired by Greek mythology, it is a dense, jagged cry for justice and vengeance. With its powerfully expressive chords, spooky waltz rhythms and mad dance of triumph, it shakes the audience to the core. Herbert Wernicke’s legendary production for the Bayerische Staatsoper stands out for its clear lines, classical structural elements and striking colour contrasts. Linda Watson, one of the great Wagnerian sopranos of today, superbly masters her role debut as Elektra, one of opera’s most demanding roles.

Composer: Richard Strauss
Klytämnestra: Jane Henschel
Elektra: Linda Watson
Chrysothemis: Manuela Uhl
Aegisth: René Kollo
Orest: Albert Dohmen


Baden-Baden Festspielhaus

Vienna Philharmonic Choir

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Christian Thielemann

Stage Production: Herbert Wernicke


Plus: Cast Gallery / Making of Elektra

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 126 mins
Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/SP


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