Elektra - Schedule, Program & Tickets

Elektra

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22.09.2020 , Tuesday

20:00

Staatsoper, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna

Musical Direction Franz Welser-Möst Production Harry Kupfer Szenische Einstudierung Angela Brandt Stage Design Hans Schavernoch Costume Design Reinhard Heinrich Klytämnestra Doris Soffel Elektra Ricarda Merbeth Chrysothemis Camilla Nylund Aegisth Jörg Schneider Orest Derek Welton

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8.9., 11.9.2020
Musical direction Franz Welser-Möst
Directed by Harry Kupfer
Scenic rehearsal of Angela Brandt
Hans Schavernoch stage
Reinhard Heinrich costumes

Klytämnestra Doris Soffel
Elektra Ricarda Merbeth
Chrysothemis Camilla Nylund
Aegisth Jörg Schneider
Orest Derek Welton

September 19, September 22, 2020
Musical direction Philippe Jordan
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Direction and choreography Carolyn Choa
Michael Levine stage
Han Feng costumes
Light Peter Mumford
Doll design and direction Blind Summit
Assistant director Paula Williams
Assistant to Matthias Kronfuss

Cio-Cio-San Asmik Grigorian
Suzuki Virginie Verrez
Pinkerton Freddie De Tommaso
Sharpless Boris Pinkhasovich
Goro Thomas Ebenstein
Solo dancer Hsin-Ping Chang
Solo dancer Tom Yang

7.1., 10.1., 13.1.2020
Cio-Cio-San Asmik Grigorian
Suzuki Virginie Verrez
Pinkerton Freddie De Tommaso
Sharpless Boris Pinkhasovich
Goro Thomas Ebenstein
Solo dancer Hsin-Ping Chang
Solo dancer Tom Yang

January 16, 2020
Cio-Cio-San Asmik Grigorian
Suzuki Noa Beinart
Pinkerton Marcelo Puente
Sharpless Boris Pinkhasovich
Goro Andrea Giovannini
Solo dancer Ayano Honda

June 2021
Musical direction Franz Welser-Möst
Directed by Harry Kupfer
Scenic rehearsal of Angela Brandt
Hans Schavernoch stage
Reinhard Heinrich costumes

Klytämnestra Michaela Schuster
Elektra Ausrine Stundyte
Chrysothemis Camilla Nylund
Aegisth Jörg Schneider
Orest Derek Welton
“We have to re-create the thrill of the myth,” wrote Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1903, "and let shadows rise again from those who have shed blood.” Hofmannsthal's tragedy Elektra premiered in 1903 and was based on the ancient Greek story previously written by Sophocles. Hofmannsthal's slightly reinterpreted play incorporated modern techniques so as to display the groundbreaking psychological studies shared by Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer. With Richard Strauss as the composer, who at the time still enjoyed a reputation as a thrilling pioneer, the “one-act tragedy” was created on the basis of this theatrical technique. Having premiered in 1909, this marked the beginning of the long-standing collaboration between the two artists. The story portrays Elektra’s identity as one that is shattered by the trauma of the murder of her father, Agamemnon. She becomes manic in recounting a memory of how her father was murdered and cannot stop herself from compulsively thinking about this act. To further emphasize the murder, Hans Schavernoch’s stage design borrows from Harry Kupfer's haunting 1989 production and displays an oversized statue of the father on stage, dominating the story that unfolds below: decapitated but not entirely toppled, with a globe resting under foot. Harry Kupfer created this destructive image while providing artistic direction to the manipulated Elektra and all additional cast-members by having each stretch out their artistic roles, a constellation of figures, avoiding a stencil-like categorization of good and evil, and showing the desperation, loneliness and drive of the perpetrators. Taking over the 2020-21 season, Franz Welser-Möst is back at the conductor's podium of the Vienna State Opera for the first time since 2014.

Subject to change.