Elektra (Vienna State Opera)

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Overview

Under the direction of conductor Claudio Abbado, the Vienna Philharmonic performs this 1989 production of Richard Strauss' harrowing opera Elektra, based on the Sophocles play. Eva Morton plays Elektra, who mourns after the death of her father Agamemnon, who was murdered by her mother, Klytaemnestra (Brigitte Fassbaender). Elektra tries to convince her sister, Chrysothemis (Cheryl Studer), to avenge his death by having their brother Orestes (Franz Grundheber) kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus (James ...
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Overview

Under the direction of conductor Claudio Abbado, the Vienna Philharmonic performs this 1989 production of Richard Strauss' harrowing opera Elektra, based on the Sophocles play. Eva Morton plays Elektra, who mourns after the death of her father Agamemnon, who was murdered by her mother, Klytaemnestra (Brigitte Fassbaender). Elektra tries to convince her sister, Chrysothemis (Cheryl Studer), to avenge his death by having their brother Orestes (Franz Grundheber) kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus (James King). Performed in the original German language.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 807280004991
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 59,149

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brigitte Fassbaender Klytämnestra
Franz Grundheber Orest
Eva Marton Elektra
Cheryl Studer Chrysothemis
James King Aegisth
Claudio Abbado Conductor
Technical Credits
Brian Large Director
Reinhard Heinrich Costumes/Costume Designer
Franz Kabelka Executive Producer
Hans Schavernoch Set Decoration/Design
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Disc #1 -- Elektra
   Start Programme
   Select Title
      1 - 3: Wo Bleibt Elektra?
      4 - 5: Elektra!
      6 - 13: Es Geht Ein Lärm Los
      14 - 18: Orest! Orest! Ist Tot!
      19 - 23: Was Willst Du, Fremder Mensch?
   Audio Tracks
      PCM Stereo
      Dolby Digital (Stereo)
   Subtitles
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
      Español
      Italiano
      Subtitles Off
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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    A tightly wrapped drama of revenge and Insanity

    a riveting study in insanity and vengeance; musically and dramatically intense. I don't know why they decided to put all the women in tightly wrapped turbans, maybe if they loosened the turbans, they'd be less crazy? Eva Marton is superlatiue in the title role.This opera is not for a light evening of entertainment; it is a challenge; but worth it.

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