- Rudolf Schasching (Tenor)
- Alfred Muff (Bass)
- Reinhard Mayr (Bass)
- Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano)
- Eva Johansson (Soprano)
- Melanie Diener (Soprano)
Notes & Reviews:
Martin Kuej's production at the Zurich opera house brings this bloody, ancient story into the present day: In the courtyard of her father who was murdered at the hands of her mother, Elektra's isolation is striking in that she is dressed as a punk in the better family. The director expertly realizes the tension between uninhibited and yet suppressed sexuality: "... a sinister, cold atmosphere of sex and degradation". We witness a society that only knows violence. The soloists and Christoph von Dohnányi with the choir and orchestra of the Zurich Opera magnificently make their contribution to this truly unique Elektra.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 102 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
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Works DetailsStrauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
- Performers: Rudolf Schasching (Tenor); Alfred Muff (Bass); Reinhard Mayr (Bass); Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano); Eva Johansson (Soprano); Melanie Diener (Soprano)
- Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
- Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1906-1908