Director: Andreas Morell
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 100 min.
16:9 shot in 1080i HD | stereo & 5.1 surround sound
© 2010, a BFMI production for Unitel / Classica in co-production with ZDF/Arte in cooperation with Festpielhaus Baden-Baden
After its over­whelm­ing suc­cess with the “Rosen­kava­lier“ the Fest­spiel­haus Baden-Baden presents an­oth­er Op­era by Richard Strauss: Elektra. 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.

Staged ori­gin­ally for the Bay­erische Staasop­er by le­gendary Ger­man Dir­ect­or Her­bert Wer­nicke and led by the most fam­ous Strauss con­duct­or of our time, Chris­ti­an Thiele­mann, the pro­duc­tion is one of the op­era high­lights of 2010. For this out­stand­ing event, ten­or René Kollo re­turned to the op­er­at­ic stage. He is joined by an un­beat­able cast.
As Elec­tra the Amer­ic­an sop­rano Linda Wat­son, today one of the most suc­cess­ful in­ter­pret­ers of the ma­jor op­er­at­ic roles by com­posers such as Wag­n­er and Strauss. As Klytämnes­tra the multi Grammy award-win­ning Amer­ic­an sop­rano Jane Henschel. The Ger­man Sop­rano Manuela Uhl em­bod­ies Chryso­them­nis, a role for which she en­joyed over­whelm­ing suc­cess at the Deutsche Op­er Ber­lin. Also per­form­ing: Ger­man bass-bari­tone Al­bert Doh­men, who was en­thu­si­ast­ic­ally cel­eb­rated as ‘Wozzeck’ at the 1997 Salzburg Fest­iv­al and ‘Wotan’ at the Bayreuth Fest­ivals of 2007 and 2009.

Linda Wat­son, Elektra
Jane Henschel, Klytämnes­tra
Manuela Uhl, Chryso­themis
René Kollo, Ae­gisth
Al­bert Doh­men, Orest
Münch­ner Phil­har­monik­er
Se­basti­an Lang-Less­ing, con­duct­or

Phil­har­mo­nia Choir Vi­enna