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Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy with Nina Stemme in the title role.

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Background

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.

Credits

Company

The Royal Opera

Music

Richard Strauss

Director

Christof Loy

Designer

Johannes Leiacker

Lighting designer

Olaf Winter

Movement director

TBC

Performers

Conductor
Antonio Pappano
Elektra
Nina Stemme
Chrysothemis
Sara Jakubiak
Klytämnestra
Karita Mattila
Orest
Christof Fischesser
Ägisth
Charles Workman
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
Chorus
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concert Master
Vasko Vassilev

Cast sheets

Cast sheets will be available here soon.

To find out more visit the Elektra production page.