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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 ends in a frenzied dance of vengeance.
Washington National Opera presents Ariadne auf Naxos, directed by Chris Alexander and conducted by Andreas Delfs, Oct. 24 to Nov. 13, 2009 at the Kennedy Center Opera House
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Clarinet and Bassoon with String Orchestra and Harp
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National Symphony Orchestra: David Zinman, conductor: Angela Hewitt, piano, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 / Works by R. Strauss & Schoenberg
10/9/2014 - 10/11/2014
"Mesmerizing" (The Sunday Times) pianist Angela Hewitt makes her NSO debut in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. The program also includes R. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra.