Elektra (DVD) - Böhm, Rysanek, Varnay, Fischer-Dieskau
Composer: Richard Strauss
Release Date: 2005
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
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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