Elektra (Wiener Philharmoniker)

Overview

This release contains a 1981 film of the Vienna State Opera's performance of Richard Strauss's 1909 opera, Elektra. Astrid Varnay plays the eponymous title character, the daughter of Clytemnestra (Leonie Rysanek). When Clytemnestramurders her husband Agamemnon (Rolf Boysen), with the conspiration of her lover, Aegistheus (Hans Beirer), and Elektra learns of it, hell hath no fury. For this production, the late Karl Bohm - Strauss's protégé - conducts, while Gotz Friedrich directs the stage production itself, ...
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Overview

This release contains a 1981 film of the Vienna State Opera's performance of Richard Strauss's 1909 opera, Elektra. Astrid Varnay plays the eponymous title character, the daughter of Clytemnestra (Leonie Rysanek). When Clytemnestramurders her husband Agamemnon (Rolf Boysen), with the conspiration of her lover, Aegistheus (Hans Beirer), and Elektra learns of it, hell hath no fury. For this production, the late Karl Bohm - Strauss's protégé - conducts, while Gotz Friedrich directs the stage production itself, dramatically evoking and emphasizing the expressionist set design inherent in Strauss's original conception.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • UPC: 044007340950
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Source: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Mono / DTS
  • Sound: monaural, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: Deutsche
  • Time: 3:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,953

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonie Rysanek Electra
Caterina Ligendza Chrysothemis
Astrid Varnay Clytemnestra
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Orestes
Rolf Boysen Maidservant,Agamemnon
Karl Böhm Conductor
Karl Bohm Conductor
Technical Credits
Götz Friedrich Director
Rudolf Blahacek Cinematographer
Pet Halmen Costumes/Costume Designer
Josef Svoboda Set Decoration/Design
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Disc #1 -- Elektra
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      Trailers: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
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Disc #2 -- Elektra [Documentary]
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