Washington National Opera: Elektra
Saturday, May 10, 2008 - Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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About

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
WNO Revival
Heinz Fricke, conductor
David Kneuss, director
 
Agamemnon, king of ancient Mycenae, has been murdered by his wife and her lover. Obsessed with her father's death, Elektra will stop at nothing until his death is avenged, but when her brother returns from exile and carries out her wishes, the mental strain proves too much for her, as the opera culminates in a frenzied dance of vengeance.

Performed in German with English supertitles.
  
PROGRAM NOTE:  There will be NO LATE SEATING at this performance.  Running time for this
performance is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes - with NO intermission.

WNO Access to Opera Ticket Program:  For performances on Tuesday, May 13 and Thursday, 
May 15, tickets at the special price of $25 each are available for day-of purchase, in person at the 
KC box office beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Artist Q&A: Following the Sunday matinee performance (May 18), join WNO's artists and 
artistic staff for a unique opportunity to ask questions about this production.

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