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ELEKTRA, Richard Strauss

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (1 act)

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Teatro alla Scala Production in coproduction with Festival d'Aix en Provence; Metropolitan Opera, New York; Finnish National Opera, Helsinki; Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Conductor : Christoph von Dohnányi
Staging : Patrice Chéreau
Sets : Richard Peduzzi
Costumes : Caroline De Vivaise


Elektra : Ricarda Merbeth
Klytaemnestra : Waltraud Meier
Chysothemis : Regine Hangler
Orest : Michael Volle
Aegisth : Roberto Saccà
Erste Magd:Bonita Hyman
Zweite Magd/Die Schleppträgerin : Judit Kutasi
Fünfte Magd : Roberta Alexander
Die Aufseherin/Die Vertraute : Renate Behle
Ein junger Diener : Michael Laurenz


In 2013, Patrice Chéreau directed his last work, Elektra. As one of the greatest directors of the 20th century, he concluded his artistic journey at La Scala, a career that took its first steps with Strehler at the Piccolo Teatro, and that in later years had brought unforgettable spectacles to the stage of the Piermarini. That tense and essential Elektra now returns with the austere sets of Richard Peduzzi and a great conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi returns to La Scala to conduct his first production since Moses and Aaron in 1977, with Ricarda Merbeth, Waltraud Meier and Michael Volle in the leading roles.

Later Event: December 7
ATTILA, Guiseppe Verdi