15th February

Concert will begin at 18:30 hours GMT

Strauss' 'Elektra' with Goerke, Meier, Schneider, Ernst and Volle from Vienna

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Strauss's 'Elektra' is a one-act opera to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra. While based on ancient Greek mythology, the opera is highly modernist and expressionist. Hofmannsthal and Strauss's adaptation of the story focuses tightly on Elektra, thoroughly developing her character by single-mindedly expressing her emotions and psychology as she meets with other characters, mostly one at a time.

Performers: Christine Goerke: Elektra. Waltraud Meier: Klytämnestra. Simone Schneider: Chrysothemis. Norbert Ernst: Aegist. Michael Volle: Orest.

Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.

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