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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From23rd September 2013
To12th October 2013
WhenSep 23,26, Oct 1,9 at 20:00. Oct 6 at 19:30. Oct 12 at 19:00
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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.
Music Strauss
Lyrics Hofmannsthal
Book by Sophocles

Archive :: production:T0970139847, opera or operetta:S1923, venue:V377

Production details

Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time: approx. 1hr 50mins (no interval)


Producer Royal Opera House
Director Charles Edwards
Design Charles Edwards
Costume Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Charles Edwards
Director Leah Hausman (movement)
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Performer Christina Goerke (Elektra)
Performer Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis)
Performer Michaela Schuster (Klytamnestra)
Performer Iain Paterson (Orest)
Performer John Daszak (Agisth)
Performer Anna Burford (First Maid)
Performer Catherine Carby (Second Maid)
Performer Elizabeth Sikora (Third Maid)
Performer Elizabeth Woollett (Fouth Maid)
Performer Jennifer Check (Fifth Maid)
Performer Elaine McKrill (Overseer)
Performer Doug Jones (Young Servant)
Performer John Cunningham (Orest's Tutor)
Performer Jeremy White (Old Servant)
Performer Louise Armit
Performer Marianne Cotterill

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