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

 

 

Royal Opera House: Die Walküre

We will be showing Wagner’s Die Walküre live from the Royal Opera House on Sunday 28th October at 5.00pm

Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.

The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power.

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.

Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano and cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers.

Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Emily Magee (Sieglinde), John Lundgren (Wotan), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) and Sarah Connolly (Fricka).

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