April 30, 2016 11:00 AM
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The Met: Live in HD
The Lensic & The Santa Fe Opera present The Met: Live in HD – Elektra (R. Strauss).
Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who made a riveting Met debut leading Chéreau’s production of Janácek’s From the House of the Dead in 2009, returns to conduct an extraordinary cast headed by Nina Stemme as the obsessed and bloodthirsty title character.
Waltraud Meier sings her first Met performances of Klytämnestra, Elektra’s mother and the object of her fury, with Adrianne Pieczonka as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis; Eric Owens as her exiled brother, Orest; and German tenor Burkhard Ulrich, in his Met debut, as the corrupt monarch Aegisth. Chéreau’s longtime collaborator Vincent Huguet will stage the production at the Met.
Estimated run time is 2 hours, 10 minutes.
The Lensic thanks the Eldorado Hotel for their generous support of our great theater and The Met: Live in HD season.
2015 on sale dates:
Met Opera Guild members: July 17, 8 am
Lensic Leaders and Santa Fe Opera Donors: July 22, 10 am
General Public: July 24, 10 am
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