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Royal Opera House: Elektra

We will be showing Richard Strauss’ Elektra live from the Royal Opera House on Thursday 18th June at 7.45pm

Strauss’ thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.

This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brunnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here


Cast and Creatives
Music: Richard Strauss

Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Director: Christof Loy

Designer: Johannes Leiacker

Lighting designer: Olaf Winter

Elektra: Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis: Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra: Karita Mattila

Orest: Christof Fischesser

Ägisth: Joseph Kaiser

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House




Thu. 18 Jun, 2020


19:45 - 22:00