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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