Thursday 18th June 7.45pm / Main House

ROH LIVE: ELEKTRA


Live Broadcast

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

(Sung in German with English subtitles)

Performance Dates and Times

Thursday 18th June 7.45pm

Full Price: £15.50 | Concession £14.50 | Child £10.00

(Premier seating available for an additional £1.00 per ticket)

 

Running Time: Aprrox 2 hours

Cast & Creatives

Music Richard Strauss

Libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor Antonio Pappano

Director Christof Loy

Designer Johannes Leiacker

Lighting designer Olaf Winter

 

Elektra Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra Karita Mattila

Orest Christof Fischesser

Ägisth Joseph Kaiser

 

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.