Only one thing keeps Elektra alive: revenging the death of her father, who was killed by her mother and her mother’s lover. With effusive joy, Elektra receives her long-thought-dead brother, who takes care of the deed.
Succumbed to madness, she orgiastically dances herself to death in the moment of redemptive revenge.
Ruth Berghaus shows the drama in the middle of an ocean of ecstatically lashed realms of sound, with tragic relentlessness and wild elation.
Opera in one act by Richard Strauss
Staging: Ruth Berghaus
Set Design: Hans-Dieter Schaal
Costume Design: Marie-Luise Strandt
Choir: Ulrich Paetzholdt