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Houston Grand Opera ELEKTRA

  • George R Brown Convention Center (map)

Blood-soaked, horrifying, and perfect for the opera stage, Richard Strauss’s one-act tragedy Elektra crushes everything in its path for 100 gripping minutes.


This is the story the ancient Greek playwrights told so well, but on steroids, thanks to Strauss’s frenzied music. Elektra has only one thing on her mind: revenge for the death of her father. She can’t wait to dance triumphantly when the perpetrators—her own mother and her mother’s lover—get their just deserts, even if it kills her. 

Composer: R. Strauss

Cast and Creative Team

ElektraChristine Goerke

ChrysothemisTamara Wilson

KlytaemnestraMichaela Martens

OrestGreer Grimsley

AegisthChad Shelton

ConductorPatrick Summers
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair

ProductionDavid McVicar

Revival DirectorNick Sandys

Set & Costume DesignerJohn Macfarlane

Original Lighting DesignerJennifer Tipton

Resilience Theater Lighting DesignerMichael James Clark

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair

Later Event: April 17
Lux Musicae Spring Strings