torBased on the tragedy by Sophocles, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s opera remains one of the greatest works in the Western canon. Elektra yearns to avenge the murder of her father, King Agamemnon. Her brother, Orest, returns to cleanse the palace of its evil. From her obsessive beginnings to her final dance of vengeance and collapse, Elektra’s journey to catharsis is one of the great trajectories of character in operatic literature.
Revered dramatic soprano Catherine Foster, a veteran of Bayreuth and the major opera houses of the world, sings the title role alongside a stellar Australian cast. Maestro Richard Mills conducts the combined forces of Orchestra Victoria, Australia’s opera orchestra par excellence, and the very talented young musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music.
Cast: Klytemnestra: Deborah Humble; Elektra: Catherine Foster; Chrysothemis: Anna-Louise Cole; Aegisth: James Egglestone; Orest: Derek Welton
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