ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss: Originally performed Jan 11-20, 1996
Aired: Saturday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. on WRR, 101.1 FM
Streamed: August 10 through September 22, 2020 (no longer available)
Set in Ancient Greece, Elektra is the tale of a deeply dysfunctional royal family and one woman’s determination to avenge her father’s murder—no matter the cost. Recorded live in the Music Hall at Fair Park in 1996, this production stars Marilyn Zschau in the title role, Helga Dernesch as Klytemnästra, Nadine Secunde in her TDO debut as Chrysothemis, Dean Peterson as Orest, and Mark Baker as Aegisth, conducted by former TDO Music Director Graeme Jenkins.
The Dallas Opera remains deeply grateful for the generosity of the following 1996 sponsors:
Performance Underwriters for Elektra were: James R. Seitz, Jr. (Opening Night); The 500, Inc.; TACA; and Holly and Tom Mayer.
This Dallas Opera production was dedicated to the Rotogravure Committee.
Digital Audiophile Recording by World Class Recordings – David Tuggy
Edited and mastered by Ron Meyer Recordings
Post-performance broadcast engineering by Dave Whitfield at WRR
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