Saturday, 13 January 2018

Theater Basel | Elektra

Elektra, an opera in one act by Richard Strauss plays at the Theater Basel now. It is a newly staged production based on the Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal by Opera Vlaanderen and the Aalto Theater Essen.
Elektra is the tragical and psychological thriller about a girl who's father has been murdered by her mother and her lover before her eyes. It is a story about obsession and revenge, about madness and traumas. With the help of her brother Orestes, Elektra wants to take revenge on her mother and by killing her and her lover she hopes that she and her siblings can finally be free.
The ancient myth of Elektra is very captivating and thrilling from the first minute, the stage is incredibly impressive and the performers were absolutely brilliant.

musical director: Erik Nielsen, Hartmut Keil
direction: David Bösch
stage direction: Barbora Horáková-Joly
stage: Patrick Bannwart, Maria Wolgast
costume: Meentje Nielsen
light: Michael Bauer
chorus master: Michael Clark
dramatic composition: Dorothee Harpain, Markus Tatzig

Ursula Hesse von den Steinen as KLYTÄMNESTRA
Rachel Nicholls as ELEKTRA
Pauliina Linnosaari as CHRYSOTHEMIS
Rolf Romei as AEGISTH
Michael Kuper-Radecky as OREST
Domen Križaj as ORESTES NURSE
Evelyn Meier as THE CONFIDANTE
Matthew Swensen as A YOUNG SERVANT
José Coca Loza as AN OLD SERVANT
Mona Somm as THE WARDEN
Sofia Pavone as MAID 1
Anastasia Bickel as MAID 2
Kristina Stanek as MAID 3
Sarah Brady as MAID
Hailey Clark as MAID

choir of the Theater Basel, Symphony orchestra Basel

© picture: Sandra Then

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