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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.
“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