Minnesota Opera: Elektra
St. Paul, MN 55102
Strauss’ opera Elektra, based on the famous tragedy about a princess hell-bent on revenge, is as intense and gripping as opera gets. Reimagined on the set of a 1920s German film studio, an actress’ mental state unravels as she slowly believes herself to be the real Elektra of ancient Greece, her quest for the perfect performance quickly igniting an authentic lust for blood. This scorching drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power that aims straight for the jugular.
Performed in German with English translations projected above the stage.
Make it a night you’ll never forget and join MN Opera for a free Gala Reception on Saturday, October 5 immediately following the performance.