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.
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