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Elektra (DVD) - Levine, Behrens, Voigt, Met Opera

Item# 811357013274


Elektra
Composer: Richard Strauss
Recorded: January 1994
Conductor: James Levine
Artists:

Hildegard Behrens
Deborah Voigt
Brigitte Fassbaender
James King
Donald McIntyre

Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Region: Region Free, Worldwide

Richard Strauss's Elektra

Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s recent adaptation of Sophocles’s Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power.

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