Richard Strauss' Elektra: Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center
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Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. Learn More
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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