Elektra

Tragedy in one Act
by Hugo Hofmannsthal
Music by Richard Strauss.

Synopsis
Elektra, whose father was murdered by her mother Klytämnestra and her lover Aegisth, does not hide her hatred for her mother and father-in-law and is treated brutally. Her sister Chrysothemis desperately tries to calm Elektra down, who lives only by her longing for her father and expectation of her younger brother Orest to avenge their father. When informed of her brother's death, Elektra loses hope and decides to avenge her father by herself, but then learns that Orest is in fact alive. She and her brother are finally reunited in joy, before Orest proceeds to kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth
Elektra (excerpt) - "Allein Weh, ganz allein."
Elektra - Gwyneth Jones
Théâtre Antique d'Orange, 1991
Elektra - Birgit Nilsson at 64
Wiener Staatsoper. January 22, 1982
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Elektra - Leonie Rysanek 1982
Directed by Götz Friedrich; Conducted by Karl Böhm
Elektra - Birgit Nilsson at 63
Allein! Weh, ganz allein. MET 1981 James Levine
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Eva Marton (Elektra) Cheryl Studer (Chrysothemis)
Strauss: Elektra 1989 Vienna
Gwyneth Jones (Chrysothemis) Birgit Nilsson (Elektra)
Wiener Staatsoper. January 22, 1982
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1/3 Elektra
Leonie Rysanek
as Klytämnestra
Gwyneth Jones as Elektra.
Théâtre Antique d'Orange, 1991
"Was willst du? Seht doch, dort!"
1/3 Strauss' Elektra
Regina Resnik
as Klytämnestra
Gladys Kuchta as Elektra
Hamburg Staatsoper.
"Was willst du? Seht doch, dort!"

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Elektra (excerpt) - 2/3
Leonie Rysanek as Klytämnestra.
Gwyneth Jones as Elektra
Théâtre Antique d'Orange, 1991
"Ich habe keine guten Nächte."
Elektra (excerpt) - 2/3
Regina Resnik as Klytämnestra
Gladys Kuchta as Elektra,
Hamburg Staatsoper.
"Ich habe keine guten Nächte."

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3/3 Elektra (Text above.)
Leonie Rysanek
as Klytämnestra.
Gwyneth Jones - Elektra
Théâtre Antique d'Orange, 1991
"Wenn das rechte Blutopfer unter'm Beile fällt"
3/3 Elektra (Text above.)
Regina Resnik as Klytämnestra
Gladys Kuchta as Elektra
. Hamburg Staatsoper.
"Gib mir nicht Rätsel auf."

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Gwyneth Jones - Elektra
Elisabeth Connell - Chrysothemis
Final Scene - "Helft! Mörder!"
Théâtre Antique d'Orange, 1991
Birgit Nilsson at 64 - Elektra
Gwyneth Jones - Chrysothemis
Final Scene - "Helft! Mörder!"
Wiener Staatsoper. January 22, 1982

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(This recording has acquired some sound interference in parts, unfortunately.)