Strauss: Elektra CD (Christian Thielemann)

Celebrating Richard Strauss's 150th anniversary year with the composer's boldest operatic achievement, Christian Thielemann conducts his 'Dresden miracle' (Neues Deutschland), 'the best Strauss orchestra in the world' (Wiener Zeitung) and identified with Elektra since its 1909 world premiere. This 'musically and vocally triumphant' (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) 2014 live recording stars Evelyn Herlitzius, 'the finest Elecktra of her generation' (New York Times), and a matchless supporting cast featuring Waltraud Meier, Anne Schwanewilms and René Pape.

Composer: Richard Strauss
Elektra: Evelyn Herlitzius
Chrysothemis: Anne Schwanewilms
Klytaemnestra: Waltraud Meier
Orest: René Pape
Erste Magd: Bonita Hyman
Zweite Magd: Andrea Hill
Dritte Magd: Silvia Hablowetz
Vierte Magd: Marie-Eve Munger
Fünfte Magd: Roberta Alexander  

Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie
Running Time: 103.75 mins
Year: 2014