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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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Parking is too expensive for this venue. Better - Metro and shuttle. even if you have to leave earlier since the Metro is so unreliable these days.
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The weather was getting cold! but the shuttle took care of that problem!. I wore dressy - not formal. Many people were dressed up festive etc. .
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Washington National Opera: Strauss' "Elektra"
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attended May 15 2008

Seats were a little to the side but still fine.
The woman who sang Electra was SUPERB and the orchestral music was beautiful. It's not, however, my favorite opera.

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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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_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.


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