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Metropolitan Opera: Elektra
Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center
Apr 14 2016
Met Live in HD: Elektra
Capitol Center For The Arts - NH
Apr 30 2016
Details of Elektra and the Ticket Luck value
The phenomenal single act opera by Richard Georg Strauss is none other than Elektra! The opera has been performing and touring all around the globe for more than a century by now, still residing as a part of the standard operatic repertoire. Elektra has been critically acclaimed worldwide and has garnered a huge fan base. Soon it will be seen performing live again, at a theater near you, so hurry up and grab your Elektra Tickets now! Don't miss your chance to watch this heart touching story live!
Elektra is a one-act opera composed by a German composer, called Richard Georg Strauss. Strauss is known for producing very influential operas throughout the history, such as Salome and Die Frau ohne Schatten. The German-language libretto of the opera is by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is one of the early works of the composer and librettist together. However, on comparison with Strauss's Salome, Elektra is more harmonically advanced. It is one of the most intense operas of Richard Strauss. With leading roles of power and intensity and dramatic conflicts and skillful orchestral playing can be experienced throughout the opera.
Elektra, the operatic version of the Greek tragedy Oresteia is basically a story about revenge and focuses on intense love and hate. The wife - Clytemnestra, with the help of her paramour - Aegistheus, murders her husband - Agamemnon. She then gets scared for being found guilty by her children: Elektra, Chrysothemis, and their sent away brother Orestes. Elektra plays the leading role in the opera and is the epitome of the passionate lust for vengeance of her father's brutal murder; whereas Chrysothemis is timorous. In addition, their brother, Orestes has been reported as dead. Elektra tries to convince Chrysothemis to kill their mother and her paramour. Before both the sisters could carry out the plan, Orestes appears upon being told the truth by Elektra. He is determined to take revenge for his father's death and kills Clytemnestra and Aegistheus. Elektra, dancing ecstatically upon accomplishment, falls dead in front of her horror-stricken entourage.
The opera opened at the Dresden State Opera in 1909. The opera then premiered in 2003 as a Charles Edwards's production and was a revival of the original one. The ultra demanding lead role of Elektra is played by the acclaimed dramatic soprano - Susan Bullock. In fact, the entire cast of the opera is very impressive and includes Leonie Rysanek, Mignon Dunn, and Robert Nagy. In addition, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is conducted by James Levine. On the other hand, musically, Elektra sets out discord, chromaticism and extremely fluid tonality and is a fine example of Strauss's extreme advances in innovation.
With the stimulating live performance, Richard Strauss's Elektra has become an essential experience for all the enthusiasts of opera as drama. Shortly, Elektra will once again be staged. Once again the inspiring act can be seen live, so it advised for all the opera fans to book their Elektra Tickets as soon as possible!