In 1903, Richard Strauss attended a performance of Elektra, a play by the Viennese poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal based on the tragedy by Sophocles. Three years later, Strauss came to an understanding with Hofmannsthal on a lyric adaptation of the play. Even though tepidly received at its premiere on 25 January 1909 in Dresden, Elektra quickly won over audiences and today occupies an enviable place in the repertoire of opera houses the world over. With its clear-cut contrasts and telluric power, it is one of the most scathing masterpieces of the whole lyric repertoire.
|Official Release Date||Aug 26, 2014|
|Starring||Evelyn Herlitzius, Tom Randle, Mikhail Petrenko, Orchestre de Paris, Waltraud Meier|
|Audio||LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1|
|Subtitles||English, French, Spanish, German, Italian|
|Running Time||111 Minutes|