R ichard Strauss’ twisted psycho-drama of family dysfunction, Elektra, returns to the Canadian Opera Company with star soprano Christine Goerke making a highly anticipated return to the Four Seasons Centre stage in the title role from January 26 to February 22, 2019. The oneact opera is a musically modernist re-telling of a key episode in Greek mythology: Elektra’s lust for revenge as she obsesses over punishing her mother, Klytämnestra, who murdered her father years earlier with the aid of her paramour, Aegisth.
Joining Goerke in Elektra’s all-star cast is Canadian soprano Erin Wall as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis; British dramatic soprano Susan Bullock as Klytämnestra; German bass Wilhelm Schwinghammer as her brother Orest; and Canadian tenor Michael Schade as her mother’s lover and conspirator, Aegisth.
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