Met Opera, Strauss: Elektra

Runs Apr 14May 7, 2016

ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 1 HR 45 MINS
The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.

PRODUCTION
Patrice Chéreau
STAGE DIRECTOR
Vincent Huguet
SET DESIGNER
Richard Peduzzi
COSTUME DESIGNER
Caroline de Vivaise
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Dominique Bruguière

 

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