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Decca Opera: Strauss - Elektra / Hildegard Behrens, Christa Ludwig, Nadine Secunde, Ragnar Ulfung, Jorma Hynninen

Notes & Reviews:

One of the cornerstones of early twentieth century opera in a compelling performance is added to Decca Opera in preparation for Richard Strauss anniversary in 2014 (150th anniversary of birth).

The Penguin Guide
Ozawa's version of Elektra was recorded at live performances of the opera in Boston in 1988, using the stage cuts. Its great glory is the singing of Hildegard Behrens in the name-part, perhaps finer here than she has ever been on record. Hers is a portrayal that movingly brings out the tenderness and vulnerability in this character as well as the unbalanced ferocity.



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