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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 59: Strauss - Elektra

Sunday 31 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

2014 Prom 59 - Christine Goerke © Arielle Doneson

Scheduled end time: 9:25pm

R. Strauss
Elektra 100'
(sung in German)

Christine Goerke Electra
Gun-Brit Barkmin Chrysothemis
Dame Felicity Palmer Clytemnestra
Robert Künzli Aegisthus
Johan Reuter Orestes
Katarina Bradić 1st Maid
Zoryana Kushpler 2nd Maid
Hanna Hipp 3rd Maid
Marie-Eve Munger 4th Maid
Iris Kupke 5th Maid
Miranda Keys Overseer
Ivan Turšić Young Servant
Jongmin Park Orestes' Tutor

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Justin Way
stage director
Semyon Bychkov conductor

There will be no interval

Strauss's brutal and ferociously powerful retelling of the Greek revenge myth is brought to life by Semyon Bychkov, a long-time champion of his music.

The international cast is led by American soprano Christine Goerke, who recently dazzled in the title-role at the Royal Opera House, with Danish baritone Johan Reuter as her beloved brother Orestes.