Compositeur Richard Strauss
Libretto

Hugo von Hofmannsthal

   
Mise en scène Christof Loy
Décors Johannes Leiacker
Chef d'Orchestre Antonio Pappano
   
Elektra Nina Stemme
Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak
Klytämnestra Karita Mattila
Orest

Christof Fischesser

   
  Chanté en allemand avec sous-titres français

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.