Royal Opera House Cinema Season

ROH: Elektra (12A)

The Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2019/20 presents…
Elektra – New Production
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.

Cast and Creatives
Elektra Nina Stemme
Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak
Klytämnestra Karita Mattila
Orest Christof Fischesser

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

Sung in German with English subtitles
Approximate running time: about 2 hours

This is a cinema event. Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House

Event times and Book tickets

Thu 18th Jun 2020