Opera

Strauss's Elektra

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

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Cast

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

Program notes

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!

Photo © Monika Rittershaus

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Friday, December 11, 2026