STRAUSS, RICHARD Elektra. Linda Watson, Jane Henschel, Manuela Uhl, Rene Kollo. Vienna Philharmonic Choiro, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Thielemann, Herbert Wernicke. Opus Arte DVD

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RICHARD STRAUSS

Elektra

Elektra: Linda Watson

Klytämnestra: Jane Henschel

Chrysothemis: Manuela Uhl

Aegisth: René Kollo

Orest: Albert Dohmen

Orest’s tutor: Andreas Hörl

A young servant: Jörg Schneider

An old servant: Carsten Sabrowski

An overseer: Irmgard Vilsmaier

Vienna Philharmonic Choiro

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Thielemann

Stage Director: Herbert Wernicke

Extra features: Cast gallery

Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden 29 Jan, 1 & 4 Feb 2010

Conducted by Christian Thielemann, this performance was the sensation of the 2010 Baden-Baden Festival. A one-act masterpiece inspired by Greek mythology, it is a dense, jagged cry for justice and vengeance. With its powerfully expressive chords, spooky waltz rhythms and mad dance of triumph, it shakes the audience to the core. Herbert Wernicke’s legendary production for the Bayerische Staatsoper stands out for its clear lines, classical structural elements and striking colour contrasts. Linda Watson, one of the great Wagnerian sopranos of today, superbly masters her role debut as Elektra, one of opera’s most demanding roles.

This final performance was one that those in the hall will remember and talk about for years to come.’ Playbill Arts

Running time 1 hour 40 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0)

DTS Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

Dimensions (mm) W136 H192 D47

Opus Arte DVD OA1046D

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