Elektra (Oper Zürich)

Overview

The Opernhaus Z?rich mounted this production of Richard Strauss's 1909 opera Elektra in late 2005; the rendition glimpsed herein was cut together from two separate performances on November 30th and December 4th of that year. Strauss adapted the work from Hugo von Hoffmansthal's 1903 stage drama of the same name, which von Hoffmansthal, in turn, adapted from the seminal Greek tragedy. This version stars Marjana Lipovsek as Klytamnestra, Eva Johansson as Elektra, Melanie Diener as Chrysothemis and Rudolf Schasching...
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Overview

The Opernhaus Zürich mounted this production of Richard Strauss's 1909 opera Elektra in late 2005; the rendition glimpsed herein was cut together from two separate performances on November 30th and December 4th of that year. Strauss adapted the work from Hugo von Hoffmansthal's 1903 stage drama of the same name, which von Hoffmansthal, in turn, adapted from the seminal Greek tragedy. This version stars Marjana Lipovsek as Klytamnestra, Eva Johansson as Elektra, Melanie Diener as Chrysothemis and Rudolf Schasching as Aegisth. The Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich (under the leadership of chorus master Ernst Raffelsberger) and the Orchester der Oper Zürich (under the baton of conductor Christoph von Dohnányi) provide musical accompaniment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • UPC: 807280801897
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Source: Tdk Dvd Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 88,431

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marjana Lipovsek Klytämnestra
Eva Johansson Elektra
Melanie Diener Chrysothemis
Rudolf Schasching Aegisth
Alfred Muff Orest
Reinhard Mayr Der Pfieger des Orest
Cassandra McConnell Die Vertraute
Christine Zoller Die Schleppträgerin
Andreas Winkler Ein Junger Diener
Morgan Moody Ein Alter Diener
Margaret Chalker Die Aufseherin
Kismara Pessatti Fünf Mägde
Katharina Peetz Fünf Mägde
Irène Friedli Fünf Mägde
Liuba Chuchrova Fünf Mägde
Sen Guo Fünf Mägde
Technical Credits
Felix Breisach Director
Rolf Glittenberg Set Decoration/Design
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