San Francisco Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’ Elektra contains a new staging by acclaimed English director Keith Warner at the War Memorial Opera House. Absent from the Company’s repertory for two decades, Strauss’ 1909 opera, with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, returns with a powerful cast headlined by soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási makes his Company debut leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.
Opera Wire called Christine Goerke “a genius in this role.”
Next up: La Traviata.