• August 2021
  • Kilkenny

Elektra

The Greek myth of a family of killers living through the consequences of a divine curse. But this time around without the curse.

Relationships mediated through murder and revenge. The eponymous heroine left to eat with the dogs. Elektra is an opera steeped in derangement and blood lust. With searing vocal lines and orchestra aflame, Strauss pushes the boundaries of his musical art to depict the psychological distress of a world in which it’s anyone normal who stands out as strange.

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THIS IS A FULLY STAGED OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE WITH PRE-RECORDED ORCHESTRA

SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

APPROXIMATE DURATION: 100 MINUTES WITH NO INTERVAL

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“Elektra is at once terrifying and elating, and to experience it is to go beyond the limits of reason into a world of naked, uncontrollable emotion” - The Guardian
“real dramatic fire” - The Guardian on Giselle Allen
“peaches and cream tone and melting sadness” - The Irish Times on Máire Flavin

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Cast and Creative Team

Cast

Elektra Giselle Allen
Chrysothemis Máire Flavin
Klytämnestra Imelda Drumm
Orest Tómas Tómasson
Aegisth Peter Marsh
Die Vertraute (The Confidante) Emma Nash
Die Schleppträgerin (The Train Bearer) Rachel Croash
Ein junger Diener (A Young Servant) Andrew Gavin
Ein alter Diener/Der Pfleger des Orest (An Old Servant/Orest's Tutor) Brendan Collins
Die Aufseherin (The Overseer) Mairéad Buicke
Fünf Mägde (Five Maids) Mairéad Buicke, Doreen Curran, Raphaela Mangan, Niamh O'Sullivan, Rachel Croash, Emma Nash

Creative Team

Conductor Fergus Sheil
Director Conall Morrison
Set, Lighting and Video Designer Paul Keogan
Sound Designer Kevin McGing
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Movement Director Liz Roche
Assistant Conductor / Chorus Director Elaine Kelly
Répétiteur Aoife O'Sullivan
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish National Opera Orchestra
Orchestra and off stage chorus recorded at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
Audio Production Ergodos