Posted July 21, 2013

Posted July 21, 2013

Arte.TV broadcast a live performance of Richard Strauss’ Elektra from Aix en Provence recently and has made it available for on-line streaming for the next few weeks.

The production and cast are at the level of the recent, exquisite production in Chicago in 2012.

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the orchestra in a production by Patrice Chereau cast: Elektra: Evelyn Herlitzius (in a ferociously riveting perfromance); Chrysothemis: Adriene Pieczonka; Klytaemnestra: the magnificent Waltraud Meier; Orest: Mikael Petrenko; Ageisth: Tom Randel; Young Servant – Franz Mazura; Tutor of Orest: Sir Donald McIntyre.

This new production is a coproduction with the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the New York Metropolitan Opera, The Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Unter den Linden…


photo courtesy of Aix en Provence