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Strauss: Elektra / Dohnanyi, Johansson, Lipovsek, Diener [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

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

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.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian


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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
  • Performers: Melanie Diener (Soprano); Eva Johansson (Soprano); Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano); Reinhard Mayr (Bass); Alfred Muff (Bass); Rudolf Schasching (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1906-1908