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Screening : Elecktra (opera)

Thu 18 June

Screening : Elektra (Opera)

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy broadcast live.

LIVE SCREENING: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CINEMA SEASON 2019/20

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.

This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere.

Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002.

The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Sung in German with English subtitles

PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING BEGINS AT 7.45PM

Approximate running time: about 2 hours

Music Richard Strauss
Libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Director Christof Loy

Image: Soprano Nina Stemme ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2009

Date

Thu 18 June

Starts

19:30

Ages

12A

Price

£12 adv / £13 door