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Kirill Petrenko conducts Strauss’ “Elektra”

A desperate woman: Elektra is driven by grief, pain, and hatred. She wants to avenge the death of her father, who was murdered by her mother and her mother’s lover.


The tragedy of the Greek princess was ideal operatic material for the music dramatist Richard Strauss, who drew the psychological portrait of a woman in existential conflict in richly coloured, intense scenes.

Following staged performances at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, Kirill Petrenko now conducts a concert version.
The title role is performed by world-renowned dramatic soprano Nina Stemme.

  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kirill Petrenko - Conductor
  • Nina Stemme - Soprano (Elektra)
  • Elza van den Heever - soprano (Chrysothemis)
  • Michaela Schuster - mezzo-soprano (Clytemnestra)
  • Johan Reuter - bass-baritone (Orest)
  • Prague Philharmonic Choir

Kirill Petrenko conducts Straussʼ Elektra, opera in one act (concert performance).

Additional information
Participating artists
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko
Nina Stemme
Elza van den Heever
Michaela Schuster
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Johan Reuter
Anthony Robin Schneider
Anna Denisova
Lucas van Lierop
Andrew Harris
Kirsi Tiihonen
Katharina Magiera
Alexandra Ionis
Lauren Fagan
Marvic Monreal
Dorothea Herbert
Serafina Starke
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Dates
April 2024
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