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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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attended May 13 2008

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

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attended May 15 2008

Washington National Opera presented Elektra, by Richard Strauss. The seats were very good and tickets were easily available at the will call office. This was first rate singing and drama. A very fine experience.

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Website

http://www.dc-opera.org/ourseason/elektra.asp

Description

_Elektra _

Composed by Richard Strauss

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

WNO Revival

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.

Cast:

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

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera

As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.