Ruth Leon recommends… Electra – Victorian Opera on demandRuth Leon recommends
Electra – Victorian Opera on demand
14 September – 7:30pm (Australian Central Standard Time) A$30
This is a new Australian website which offers sensible access to live opera performances online and then gives you six months to watch what you purchase, anywhere, anytime. Each Victorian Opera performance is streamed live on the performance date and subsequently available on demand for six months. Watch when you want and as many times as you like.
Richard Strauss’ Elektra yearns to avenge the murder of her father, King Agamemnon. Her brother, Orestes, returns to cleanse the palace of its evil. From her obsessive beginnings to her final dance of vengeance and collapse, Elektra’s journey to catharsis is one of the great trajectories of character in operatic literature.
Soprano Catherine Foster, a veteran of Bayreuth and the major opera houses of the world, sings the title role alongside a stellar Australian cast. Richard Mills conducts the combined forces of Orchestra Victoria, Australia’s opera orchestra par excellence, and the very talented young musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music.