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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: approx. 1hr 50mins (no interval)Performers Christina Goerke (Elektra), Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis), Michaela Schuster (Klytamnestra), Iain Paterson (Orest), John Daszak (Agisth), Anna Burford (First Maid), Catherine Carby (Second Maid), Elizabeth Sikora (Third Maid), Elizabeth Woollett (Fouth Maid), Jennifer Check (Fifth Maid), Elaine McKrill (Overseer), Doug Jones (Young Servant), John Cunningham (Orest's Tutor), Jeremy White (Old Servant), Louise Armit, Marianne Cotterill.
Music Strauss. Lyrics Hofmannsthal. Book by Sophocles. Producer Royal Opera House. Director Charles Edwards. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Brigitte Reiffenstuel. Lighting Charles Edwards. Director Leah Hausman (movement). Conductor Andris Nelsons.
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