Nina Stemme in the title role of Richard Strauss's “Elektra.” Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera
Elektra by Richard Strauss
Donald Runnicles, conductor
Richard Strauss’s searing psychological drama Elektra, starring a formidable pair of sopranos. Nina Stemme reprises her celebrated portrayal of the title character, whose life is consumed by thoughts of avenging the murder of her father. Lise Davidsen is Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis, who wants to leave the tragedy behind. And mezzo-soprano Michaela Schuster is their mother, Klytaemnestra, haunted by the legacy of violence.