Bloody revenge erupts in the House of Atreus
Tormented by the death of her father at the hands of her mother, Elektra has only one thing in mind—revenge. When her brother Orest returns seething with vengeance, the siblings stage their bloody coup.
This 90-minute edge-of-your-seat retelling of the classic Greek myth is Richard Straussat his most riveting and famed duo Sir David McVicar and John Macfarlane at their most thrilling.
Be the first to see “fast-rising American soprano” (Opera News) Marjorie Owens take the stage in one of opera’s most iconic roles. “Operatic superstar” (USA Today) Denyce Graves returns to The Dallas Opera in a role debut you have to see to believe, and Angela Meade continues to be “the most talked about soprano of her generation.” (Opera News)
Production owned by Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Lyric Opera gratefully acknowledges the support of the Irma Parker German Opera Endowed Chair.
Director, Sir David McVicar
Set and Costume Designer, John Macfarlane
Lighting, Jennifer Tipton
Scenery constructed by Bay Productions Limited, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Costumes constructed by the San Francisco Opera Association.
Sung in German with English Titles
Approximate run time is 1 hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission.