Richard Strauss Regietheater “Elektra” in San Francisco is “Extraordinary”

Christine Goerke in the title role of Strauss’ “Elektra.”
Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera


Music by Richard Strauss | Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Sung in German with English supertitles

A review by Janos Gereben, who also reviews for Opera West, is in Classical Voice North America

Janos Gereben writes for San Francisco Classical Voice and San Francisco Examiner. His email is [email protected]

Saturday 09/09/17 7:30PM
Wednesday 09/13/17 7:30PM *
Sunday 09/17/17 2:00PM *
Tuesday 09/19/17 7:30PM
Friday 09/22/17 7:30PM
Wednesday 09/27/17 7:30PM *
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

A scene from Strauss’ “Elektra” with Nicole Birkland (Third Maidservant), Sarah Cambidge (Fourth Maidservant), Alexandra Loutsion (The Overseer), Rhoslyn Jones (Fifth Maidservant), and Jill Grove (First Maidservant).
Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Alfred Walker as Orest in Strauss’ “Elektra.”
Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Elektra: Christine Goerke
Klytemnestra: Michaela Martens
Chrysothemis: Adrianne Pieczonka
Orest: Alfred Walker *
Aegisth: Robert Brubaker

Conductor: Henrik Nánási *
Original Director: Keith Warner *
Revival Director: Anja Kühnhold *
Set Designer: Boris Kudlička *
Costume Designer: Kaspar Glarner *
Lighting Designer: John Bishop *
Video Designer: Bartek Macias *
Chorus Director: Ian Robertson
* San Francisco Opera debut

A co-production with the National Theatre of Prague and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

Michaela Martens as Klytemnestra and Christine Goerke in the title role of Strauss’ “Elektra.”
Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

September 9, 13, 17, 19, 22 and 27, 2017



  1. David on September 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Mr. David Gregson:

    I am glad that you are doing Opera West again.

    Your Friend,
    David R.

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