Elektra (DVD) - Vienna State Opera
Composer: Richard Strauss
Record Date: 1989
Release Date: 2009
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Ensemble: Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
Label: Arthaus Musik
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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