Kirill Petrenko conducts Strauss’ “Elektra”

Nina Stemme (photo: Neda Navaee)

A desperate woman: Elektra is driven by grief, pain, and hatred. She wants to avenge the death of her father, who was murdered by her mother and her mother’s lover. The tragedy of the Greek princess was ideal operatic material for the music dramatist Richard Strauss, who drew the psychological portrait of a woman in existential conflict in richly coloured, intense scenes. Following staged performances at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, Kirill Petrenko now conducts a concert version. The title role is performed by world-renowned dramatic soprano Nina Stemme.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Nina Stemme soprano (Elektra)

Elza van den Heever soprano (Chrysothemis)

Michaela Schuster mezzo-soprano (Klytämnestra)

Johan Reuter bass-baritone (Orest)

Prague Philharmonic Choir

Richard Strauss

Elektra (Concert Performance)

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Kirill Petrenko (photo: Chris Christodoulou)

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