Elektra

 

Richard Strauss Elektra opera to libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Directed 2005 by Martin Kušej at Opernhaus Zürich. Stars Eva Johansson (Elektra), Marjana Lipovšek (Klytämnestra), Melanie Diener (Chrysothemis), Rudolf Schasching (Aegisth), Aldred Muff (Orest), Reinhard Mayr (Tutor of Orest), Cassandra McConnell (The Confidant), Christine Zoller (Trainbearer), Andreas Winkler (A young servant), Morgan Moody (An old servant), Margaret Chalker (Overseer),  Kismara Pessatti, Katharina Peetz, Irène Friedli, Liuba Chuchrova, and Sen Guo (5 Maids) as well as Martina Weingärtner, Thomas Bäuml, Gerhard Hänfling, and Baila Brasil Show (Movement Group). Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, the Chorus of the Zurich Opera House (Chorus Master: Ernst Raffelsberger), and the Zurich Opera House Extras Association. Sets by Rolf Glittenberg; costumes by Heidi Hackl; lighting by Jürgen Hoffmann; dramaturgy by Regula Rapp and Ronny Dietrich; directed for TV by Feliz Breisach. Released 2012, disc has 7.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound.  Grade: C+

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