Why See Lyric Opera of Chicago - Elektra?
Strauss' Thrilling Epic Opera Elektra
One of the most challenging pieces in the opera repertory, Strauss' colossal masterpiece Elektra boasts an incomparable heroine who stands tall as the composer's imposing orchestral waves of revenge and tragedy storm about her. Don't miss the edge-of-your-seat thriller as it returns to shake the very foundations of the Civic Opera Hall as part of Lyric Opera of Chicago's brand new 2018/19 season.
The operatic marathon that is Elektra is based on the ancient Greek tragedy and follows the Mycenaean princess as she tries to fight fate. When her father Agamemnon is murdered by her mother Klytemnestra, Elektra sets out for a bloody revenge that ends, as with most Greek tragedies, in the harrowing destruction of all. Brutal in its splendour, the towering finale is sure to leave your hairs standing on end.
Opening night: 2 February 2019
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