Screening from August 6, 2016
NEW PRODUCTION! The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.
Composer: Richard Strauss Production: Patrice Chéreau Cast: Nina Stemme, Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens
Sung in German with Met Titles in English
Approximate running time: 2 hours 10 minutes inc. intermission