Christine Goerke Christine Goerke Christine Goerke


May 15, 2020, 8:00 PM
May 17, 2020, 2:00 PM
May 19, 2020, 7:30 PM


Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Christine Goerke - Soprano
Amber Wagner - Soprano
Michaela Martens - Mezzo-soprano
Mikhail Petrenko - Bass
Jay Hunter Morris - Tenor
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller - Director
Jonathon Loy - Stage Director

Strauss - Elektra

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.