The Metropolitan Opera: Elektra
The broadcast of Strausss Elektra will be presented live on Saturday, April 30 in select cinemas nationwide. The genius director Patrice Chéreau didnt 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 Elektras primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektras fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektras troubled siblings. Chéreaus musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.