Live at the Met in HD

The new season of the Met's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning performance transmissions at your Lark Theater features ten presentations.


ELEKTRA (Strauss) – New Production/First Time in HD

2hr 10min
The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.

Production a gift of Robert L. Turner

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Teatro all Scala, Milan; the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence; the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki; the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin; and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

*Reserved Seating, Requires Phone, Mail or Fax Order

Show Times Schedule/Order Form
Wed, May 4, 6:30pm ENCORE - 2 hrs 10 min icn_doc