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Part of the BBC Proms. Strauss's brutal and ferociously powerful retelling of the Greek revenge myth is brought to life by Semyon Bychkov, a long-time champion of his music. The international cast is led by American soprano Christine Goerke, who recently dazzled in the title-role at the Royal Opera House, with Danish baritone Johan Reuter as her beloved brother Orestes. There will be no interval. Sung in German. Finish time approx. 21:25Performers Christine Goerke (soprano - Electra), Gun-Brit Barkmin (soprano - Chrysothemis), Felicity Palmer (Dame - mezzo-soprano - Clytemnestra), Robert Kunzli (tenor - Aegisthus), Johan Reuter (baritone - Orestes), Katarina Bradic (mezzo-soprano - 1st Maid), Zoryana Kushpler (mezzo-soprano - 2nd Maid), Hanna Hipp (mezzo-soprano - 3rd Maid), Marie-Eve Munger (soprano - 4th Maid), Irisi Kupke (soprano - 5th Maid), Miranda Keys (soprano - Overseer), Ivan Tursic (tenor - Young Servant), Jongmin Park (bass - Orestes' Tutor).
Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
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