In the Strauss anniversary year, this is Deutsche Grammophons new key audio release: a truly electrifying once in a lifetime performance of Strauss’ Elektra with the Staatskapelle Dresden.

The recording features today’s dream cast for Elektra: Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier and René Pape, all under the expert baton of Strauss master Christian Thielemann

This is a historic release since the opera was premiered in Dresden in 1909, with the Staatskapelle – and the orchestra recorded it only once before (in 1960: also for DG with Karl Böhm).


STRAUSS, R Elektra. Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann. Deutsche Grammophon 2cdsSTRAUSS, R Elektra. Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann. Deutsche Grammophon 2cdsView or buy


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