The Royal Opera - Elektra Reviews
6 July 2020
Christine Goerke (Elektra), Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis)
General scene
Christine Goerke (Elektra)
John Daszak (Aegisth), Christine Goerke (Elektra)
Michaela Schuster (Klytamnestra)

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No. of reviews: 15

30 Oct 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Mercurial emotional shifts in Nelsons’ relentless Elektra
27 Oct 13 / Seen and Heard
Emotional trauma and tortured self-examination at the opera
8 Oct 13 / New Statesman
Of all the dysfunctional families in Greek myth, there is none to touch the House of Atreus for serial domestic murders
30 Sep 13 / Express
The Royal Opera's Elektra is unremittingly brilliant
29 Sep 13 / The Observer
Elektra was given a thrilling performance by Christine Goerke
26 Sep 13 / Music OMH
Christine Goerke was full-on and fearless
26 Sep 13 / Classical Source
Andris Nelsons conducts Elektra with panache and vitality
26 Sep 13 / Opera Britannia
Christine Goerke inhabits the main role in this gripping production and is on glorious form
26 Sep 13 / Express
Revival hits the horrid heart of the matter in Richard Strauss's poleaxing masterpiece
25 Sep 13 / The Arts Desk
Be sure not to miss out on one of the operatic events of the year!
25 Sep 13 / What's on Stage
Grandly baleful in the title role is American soprano Christine Goerke
25 Sep 13 / The Stage
Mercurial emotional shifts in Nelsons’ relentless Elektra
25 Sep 13 / Seen and Heard
Strauss's famously frenzied and complex opera was every bit as thrilling as it should be
25 Sep 13 / Telegraph
Charles Edwards's changes to his staging don't always work, but you have to hear Christine Goerke's shattering performance
25 Sep 13 / The Guardian
Production details
Goerke, Schuster, Pieczonka, Daszak, Paterson, Cinningham, Armit, Cotterill, Burford, Carby, Sikora, Woollett, Check, McKrill, Jones, White
(c) Nelsons (d) Edwards
Performance dates
23, 26 September, 1, 6, 9, 12 October 2013
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