LISTEN 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 10
Join host Andrea Blain for Classical MPR's live broadcast of Minnesota Opera's production of Richard Strauss' Elektra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.
Strauss' opera, which is based on the famous tragedy about a princess hell-bent on revenge, is as intense and gripping as it gets. Reimagined on the set of a 1920s German film studio, an actress' mental state unravels as she slowly believes herself to be the real Elektra of ancient Greece, her quest for the perfect performance quickly igniting an authentic lust for blood.
This scorching drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power that aims straight for the jugular.
Enjoy photos from the production in the gallery below, and find tickets and more information on the Minnesota Opera's website.