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An operatic psychodrama and the first opera to be influenced by the theories of Freud. Premiered in 1909 when it caused a storm this story is a free adaptation of Sophocles tragedy. Sung in German with English surtitles. running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (no interval). New Production. Supported (2003) by the Benefactors' Circle.

Performers Anne Schwanewilms (Chrysothemis), Felicity Palmer (Klytemnestra), Siegfried Jerusalem (Aegistheus), John Tomlinson (Orestes), Frances McCafferty (Maid), Ekaterina Gubanova (Maid), Gillian Knight (Maid), Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Maid), Rebecca Nash (Maid), Christine Bunning (Overseer), Darren Jeffrey (Orests's Tutor), Alasdair Elliott (Young Servant), Jonathan May (Old Servant).
Music Strauss. Lyrics Hofmannsthal. Book by Sophocles. Company Royal Opera. Conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Brigitte Reiffenstuel.


Elektra (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0255215547. Details of all Elektra archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1923

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