Elektra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Christine Goerke - Soprano (Elektra)

Amber Wagner - Soprano (Chrysothemis)

Michaela Martens - Mezzo-soprano (Klytämnestra)

Mikhail Petrenko - Bass (Orest)

Jay Hunter Morris - Tenor (Aegisth)

Philadelphia Symphonic Choir

Joe Miller - Director

Jonathon Loy - Stage Director

program

Strauss - Elektra

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

7:30 pm Verizon Hall
The reviews were rapturous for Yannick's “blazing and urgent, yet richly nuanced account of Strauss's still-shocking score” (The New York Times) when he led Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera in 2018. He reprises the triumph with these symphonically staged performances starring The Philadelphia Orchestra and a cast of vocal powerhouses. Christine Goerke sings the title role, a tormented daughter obsessed with avenging the death of her father, Agamemnon. Mikhail Petrenko portrays the brother she hopes will kill the murderous culprits: their mother and her lover. This is a hair-raising, harrowing, 100 minutes of electrifying music, heard in full, vivid detail with the Orchestra on stage.
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