October 5-13

Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

The Brink of Madness

After her mother has her father murdered, Elektra is hell-bent on revenge. Though she thirsts for justice, her fury brings her to the brink of madness in this stark and shadowy, reimagined Greek tragedy. As intense and gripping as opera gets, Strauss’ Elektra unfolds in a thrilling single act of rare vocal and orchestral power that aims straight for the jugular.


Performed in German with English translations projected above the stage.


Approximately one hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

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King Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter, Iphigenia, before he sets out to Troy to wage war. His wife, Klytaemnestra, grows in hatred of him and is determined to kill him upon his return…


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Richard Strauss

Known informally as the “other Richard” or the “other Strauss,” Richard Strauss rose to become the most important composer of German opera in the early 20th century.

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