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.
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.
Sung in German with English subtitles.
Cast & Creatives
Music:- Richard Strauss
Libretto:- Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conductor:- Antonio Pappano
Director:- Christof Loy
Elektra:- Nina Stemme
Chrysothemis:- Sara Jakubiak
Klytämnestra:- Karita Mattila
The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Approximate running time is about 2 hours.
Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30
(includes an admin fee of 30p)
Accessible seating available by calling the box office
**TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM 18 APRIL 2020**