Richard Strauss' Elektra: Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center
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The role of the sister was sung phenomonally- she outshone everyone. The entire cast was good, however, and I would recommend this without qualification to modern opera fans.
It is definitely a dreary opera, however. And disturbing. But...continued
Composed by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Sung in German with English supertitles
Agamemnon, king of ancient Mycenae, has been murdered by his wife and her lover. Obsessed with her father’s death, Elektra will stop at nothing until his death is avenged, but when her brother returns from exile and carries out her wishes, the mental strain proves too much for her, as the opera culminates in a frenzied dance of vengeance.
Elektra: Susan Bullock
Chrysothemis: Christine Goerke
Klytemnästra : Irina Mishura
Orest: Daniel Sumegi
Aegisth : Alan Woodrow
Tutor : Robert Cantrell
Overseer: Vivian Tierney
Klytemnästra’s Trainbearer: Alia Waheed
Klytemnästra’s Confidante: Lisa Eden
Young Servant : Yingxi Zhang
Old Servant : David B. Morris
Maidservants: Aundi Marie Moore, Elizabeth Andrews Roberts, Magdalena Wór, Claudia Huckle, Yvette Smith
Conductor: Heinz Fricke
Director: David Kneuss
Set and Costume Design: Robert Israel
Lighting Design: Mimi Jordan Sherin