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Elektra (Blu-ray) - Salzburg Festival

Item# 807280811094

Elektra (Blu-ray) - Salzburg Festival
Composer: Richard Strauss
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Stage Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Video Director: Thomas Grimm
Iréne Theorin
Waltraud Meier
Eva-Maria Westbroek
René Pape
Robert Gambill
 Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Label: Arthaus
Language: German
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean
Region: Worldwide
Run Time: 109 minutes

This production of Elektra was recorded live during the 2010 Salzburg Festival, with conductor Daniele Gatti leading the Vienna Philharmonic, and a cast featuring Iréne Theorin, Waltraud Meier, and René Pape.

"Nikolaus Lehnhoff's new production...ends with a (shocking) stroke of genius." - Financial Times

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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