ELEKTRA

Sunday, 21st June 2020 - 2:00pm

TICKETS: Adult £15.50, Friends of the Regal, Film Society Members & Es40’s £13.00, Full time students £10.00

Encore screening from the Royal Opera House

Cinema encore from the Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Music Richard Strauss                               Elektra Nina Stemme

Libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal            Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak

Conductor Antonio Pappano                   Klytämnestra Karita Mattila

Director Christof Loy                                  Orest Christof Fischesser

Designer Johannes Leiacker                    Ägisth Joseph Kaiser

Lighting designer Olaf Winter

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Bru?nnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Sung in German with English subtitles.  Approximate running time: about 2 hours.

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