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
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair
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