Strauss's Elektra

Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage director), Kent Nagano (conductor) — With Violeta Urmana (Klytämnestra), Aušriné Stundyté (Elektra), Jennifer Holloway (Chrysothemis)...

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Dmitri Tcherniakov — Stage director, scenography
Thorsten Cölle — Assistant director
Elena Zaytseva — Costumes
Gleb Filshtinsky — Lighting
Tieni Burkhalter — Video
Tatiana Werestchagina — Dramaturgy
Violeta Urmana — Klytämnestra
Aušrinė Stundytė — Elektra
Jennifer Holloway — Chrysothemis
John Daszak — Aegisth
Lauri Vasar — Orest
Chao Deng — Orest's Tutor
Luminita Andrei — The Confidante
Tahnee Niboro — The Trainbearer
Thomas Ebenstein — A Young Servant
Hubert Kowalczyk — A Old Servant
Brigitte Hahn — The Overseer

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Join us live at the Staatsoper Hamburg as iconoclastic stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov and distinguished conductor Kent Nagano join forces once again for an electrifying new production of Richard Strauss's Elektra! Amid eye-popping sets designed by Tcherniakov himself, the characters populating this monument of Greek tragedy come to life thanks to an absolutely brilliant cast—including the legendary Violeta Urmana in the role of Clytemnestra, Aušrinė Stundytė as Elektra (a role she played to great acclaim at the 2020 Salzburg Festival), renowned tenor Lauri Vasar as Elektra's younger brother Orestes, and excellent American soprano Jennifer Holloway as Chrysothemis. Under Nagano's expert direction, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra bring refinement and spirit to Strauss's score, which calls for an unusual lineup of wind instruments—including the heckelphone and contrabassoon!

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Directed by:
Andy Sommer
Venue: Staatsoper Hamburg (Hamburg, )
Production date: 2021
Duration: 1 h 52 min
Production: © Bel Air Media
Resolution: SD

Available until

Friday, December 11, 2026