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Strauss: Elektra / Thielemann/Munich PO, Watson, Kollo [DVD]

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Conducted by Christian Thielemann, this performance was the sensation of the 2010 Baden-Baden Festival. A one-act masterpiece inspired by Greek mythology, it is a dense, jagged cry for justice and vengeance. With its powerfully expressive chords, spooky waltz rhythms and mad dance of triumph, it shakes the audience to the core. Herbert Wernicke's legendary production for the Bayerische Staatsoper stands out for its clear lines, classical structural elements and striking colour contrasts. Linda Watson, one of the great Wagnerian sopranos of today, superbly masters her role debut as Elektra, one of opera's most demanding roles.

Fanfare
Wernicke's direction and sets, and Henschel's extraordinary Klytämnestra, offer more than sufficient compensation... worth treasuring.

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Run Time: 126 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
  • Performers: Linda Watson (Soprano); Irmgard Vilsmaier (Soprano); Manuela Uhl (Soprano); Jörg Schneider (Tenor); Carsten Sabrowski (Bass); René Kollo (Tenor); Jane Henschel (Mezzo Soprano); Andreas Hörl (Bass); Albert Dohmen (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1906-1908