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Christine Goerke Christine Goerke Christine Goerke

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Elektra

Friday
May 15, 2020
Tuesday
May 19, 2020
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Overview

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Christine Goerke - Soprano
Amber Wagner - Soprano
Michaela Martens - Mezzo-soprano
Mikhail Petrenko - Bass
Jay Hunter Morris - Tenor
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller - Director
Jonathon Loy - Stage Director

PROGRAM
Strauss - Elektra

The reviews were rapturous for Yannick's “blazing and urgent, yet richly nuanced account of Strauss's still-shocking score” (The New York Times) when he led Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera in 2018. He reprises the triumph with these symphonically staged performances starring The Philadelphia Orchestra and a cast of vocal powerhouses. Christine Goerke sings the title role, a tormented daughter obsessed with avenging the death of her father, Agamemnon. Mikhail Petrenko portrays the brother she hopes will kill the murderous culprits: their mother and her lover. This is a hair-raising, harrowing, 100 minutes of electrifying music, heard in full, vivid detail with the Orchestra on stage.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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