premiere: 25 July
27 and 30 July
1, 3, 6, 8 and 10 August
Spanga (gemeente Weststellingwerf)
Friesland, The Netherlands
Richard Strauss/Hugo Von Hofmannstahl
100 years of Elektra!
First in Dresden, now in the Frisian pastures!
Elektra, cruelly imprisoned in the labyrinth of her own hate, lives like a wild animal in the stalls of the palace of her mother, Klytemnestra.
She mourns her dead father, Agamemnon, who was murdered by her mother and Aegisthus, Klytemnestra's lover. She thinks of nothing but revenge.
Elektra can neither forget nor forgive.
Opera Spanga presents Elektra in a half-open tent with a stage that stretches to the horizon.
The fire of Elektra's hate runs like a long, raging, endless fuse extending into the pasture and beyond - to infinity.