Richard Strauss’s Elektra is a one-act tale of terrifying intensity delivered with cutting precision by visionary conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. For this concert performance by the astonishing Philharmonia Orchestra, gleaming Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin portrays the steely Greek princess hell-bent on vengeance in the wake of the Trojan War. The compelling cast includes rising-star soprano Lise Davidsen as Elektra’s anguished sister, Chrysothemis.

The Program

“Lise Davidsen has “staked a precocious claim to the great Wagner and Strauss roles that require equal parts youthful flexibility and sheer strength.”
– New York Times
“The Swedish soprano is a force of nature.”
– El Mundo on Iréne Theorin


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Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen


Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm David Geffen Hall

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Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Iréne Theorin (Elektra)

Lise Davidsen (Chrysothemis)

Anna Larsson (Klytemnestra)

Peixin Chen (Orestes)