Strauss's Elektra

Krzysztof Warlikowski (stage director), Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) — With Aušrinė Stundytė (Elektra)...

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Krzysztof Warlikowski — Stage director
Małgorzata Szczęśniak — Set designer, costume designer
Felice Ross — Lighting designer
Kamil Polak — Video designer
Claude Bardouil — Choreographer
Christian Longchamp — Dramaturgy
Aušrinė Stundytė — Elektra
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner — Klytämnestra
Asmik Grigorian — Chrysothemis
Michael Laurenz — Aegisth
Derek Welton — Orest
Tilmann Rönnebeck — Orest's Tutor
Verity Wingate — The Trainbearer
Valeriia Savinskaia — The Confidante
Matthäus Schmidlechner — A Young Servant
Jens Larsen — An Old Servant
Sonja Šarić — The Overseer

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Celebrate the triumphant return of the famed Salzburg Festival with this extraordinary production of Richard Strauss’s Elektra, live from the spectacular Felsenreitschule! Lithuanian soprano Aušrinė Stundytė makes her grand debut on the mythical festival stage in the title role, accompanied by the marvelous Ariane Baumgartner and Asmik Grigorian in the roles of Klytaemnestra and Chrysothemis, respectively.

Sophocles' masterwork, the epitome of Ancient Greek tragedy, continues to surprise and move us across the centuries in librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal's stirring adaptation, directed here by a legend of the theatre. Stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski breathes new life into the myth of Elektra, daughter of Mycenaean king Agamemnon, assassinated after the Trojan Wars by his wife Klytaemnestra and her lover Aegisth. The heroine will stop at nothing to protect her banished younger brother Orest, seen as a threat to the throne, and avenge her father’s death...

Photo: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (Klytämnestra), Ausrine Stundyte (Elektra) © SF/ Bernd Uhlig

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Directed by:
Myriam Hoyer
Venue: Felsenreitschule (Salzburg, Austria)
Production date: 2020
Duration: 1 h 59 min
Production: A co-production of ORF, 3sat, UNITEL and ZDF in cooperation with ARTE, Wiener Philharmoniker and Salzburg Festival
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR
Resolution: Full HD

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Saturday, September 16, 2023