Strauss: Elektra Blu-ray Disc (Baden-Baden)

Conducted by Christian Thielemann, this performance was the sensation of the 2010 Baden-Baden Festival. 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. Herbert Wernicke’s legendary production for the Bayerische Staatsoper stands out for its clear lines, classical structural elements and striking colour contrasts. Linda Watson, one of the great Wagnerian sopranos of today, superbly masters her role debut as Elektra, one of opera’s most demanding roles.

Composer: Richard Strauss
Klytämnestra: Jane Henschel
Elektra: Linda Watson
Chrysothemis: Manuela Uhl
Aegisth: René Kollo
Orest: Albert Dohmen

Baden-Baden Festspielhaus
Vienna Philharmonic Choir
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Stage Production: Herbert Wernicke

Plus: Cast Gallery / Making of Elektra
Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM stereo 2.0 / DTS Master Audio
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 126 mins
Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/SP
Year: 2010