Tragedy in one act
Poetry by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
in german with german surtitles
Elektra witnesses her father being killed by his own wife. Elektra yearns for her brother Orest's return, hoping that he will avenge their father's death. But then she receives the news of Orest having been killed in an accident.
With Elektra, which premiered in 1909, Strauss was leading the avant-garde of his time.
Co-Production with Det Kongelige Teater Kopenhagen
1 hour 50 min without interval
1909 in Dresden
from grade 9
There will be a german introduction 45 minutes before the performance at foyer I. floor.