The Greek king Agamemnon has returned from the Trojan War only to meet his death at the hands of his wife and her lover. Now his daughter Elektra plots a terrible revenge…
Based on the famous Greek myth, Richard Strauss’ Elektra is an opera steeped in derangement and blood lust about a family of killers living out the consequences of a divine curse. With searing vocal lines and fiery orchestration, Strauss pushes the boundaries of his art to depict a world of psychological torment where the border between ecstasy and madness is starting to dissolve.
The Castle Yard forms a magnificent setting for Irish National Opera’s fully staged performance, directed by Conall Morrison and starring acclaimed soprano Giselle Allen in the title role.
Elektra Giselle Allen
Chrysothemis Máire Flavin
Klytämnestra Imelda Drumm
Orest Tómas Tómasson
Aegisth Peter Marsh
Die Vertraute (The Confidante) Rachel Croash
Die Schleppträgerin (The Train Bearer) Emma Nash
Ein junger Diener (A Young Servant) Andrew Gavin
Ein alter Diener/Der Pfleger des Orest (Orest’s Tutor) Brendan Collins
Die Aufseherin (The Overseer) Mairéad Buicke
Fünf Mägde (Five Maids)
Conductor Fergus Sheil
Director Conall Morrison
Set, Lighting & Video Designer Paul Keogan
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Choreographer/Movement Director Liz Roche
Assistant Conductor Elaine Kelly
Assistant Director/Chorus Director Elaine Kelly
Répétiteur Aoife O'Sullivan
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish National Opera Orchestra
Orchestra and off-stage chorus recorded at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin. Audio Recording by Ergodos.
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