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).