Elektra

 

Richard Strauss Elektra opera to a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Directed 2014 by Carlus Padrissa. Stars Ingela Brimberg (Elektra), Susanna Levonen (Chrysothemis), Ingrid Tobiasson (Klytämnestra), Thomas Lander (Orest), Magnus Kyhle (Aegist), Lennart Forsén (Tutor/An Old Servant), Margaretha Dahlhamn, Agneta Lundgren, Katarina Leoson, Sara Olsson, and Karin Andersson (Maids), Niklas Björlig Rygert (Young Servant), and Annelie Lindfors (Overseer). Rumon Gamba conducts the Norrlands Operan's Symphony Orchestra. Staged by La Fura dels Baus; associate direction by Esteban Muñoz; choreography by Mireia Romero; costumes and make-up by Clara Sullà; lighting by Carles Rigual; special effects Thomas Bautenbacher; sound design by Lars Wern; video direction by Robin Hofwander. Released 2015, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Yet another outdoor production with giant props and lavish special effects.