Elektra - Teatro alla Scala (2014) - Elektra - Teatro alla Scala (2014)

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New Production, in coproduction with Festival d’Aix en Provence, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin.

It is always a shock to relive the Mycenaean legend of Elektra, shouted by the orchestra of Strauss, that has replaced with expressionistic fury the ancient Chorus of Greek Tragedies. In the libretto by Hofmannsthal, the tale of Sophocles is reinterpreted in a dark Freudian nightmare atmosphere: a meeting of the subconscious with Greco-Germanic atrocities. The powerful single act recounts the hatred of the protagonist for her mother, Klytämnestra, who is responsible for the murder of her husband Agamemnon. Elektra dies while dancing with joy upon her brother Orest killing their mother in her sleep. The satanic story of revenge of this psychoanalytical Hellas will be aroused by the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen who will have a stellar cast at his disposal. The guilty mother will be played by Waltraud Meier, the degenerate daughter by Evelyn Herlitzius and the matricidal brother by René Pape. It will be directed by Patrice Chéreau, who has put on some of the most memorable productions at La Scala. If he has chosen such a raw opera, with scenes by Richard Peduzzi, he must have something strong in mind.

More information is available at www.teatroallascala.org


May 18, 2014 20:00:00

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June 10, 2014 20:00:00


Patrice Chéreau

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Waltraud Meier

Evelyn Herlitzius

Adrianne Pieczonka

Tom Randle

René Pape

Franz Mazura

Renate Behle

Marie-Eve Munger

Michael Pflumm

Donald Mcintyre

Renate Behle

Roberta Alexander

Marie-Eve Munger

Silvia Hablowetz

Andrea Hill

Bonita Hyman

Work's characters list








Der Pfleger des Orest

Die Vertraute

Die Schleppträgerin

Ein junger Diener

Ein alter Diener

Die Aufseherin

Die fünfte Magd

Die vierte Magd

Die dritte Magd

Die zweite Magd

Die erste Magd