Les Arts delves into the German repertoire with 'Elektra', Strauss

Elektra, Palau Arts

He Palau de les Arts delves into the German repertoire ‘Elektra’, Richard Strauss, essential work in the programming of international opera houses, which meets in Valencia to leading figures in the international opera scene.

Marc Albrecht, on the podium, Y Robert Carsen, In the scene, Arts debut in this title, demanding score and complex drama that will debut next 18 from January.

The German conductor and Canadian creator face the last weeks of testing in Valencia, with stable bodies of the theater, Cor de la Generalitat and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, along with a cast of performers recognized.

Swedish soprano Irene Theorin (Elektra), critically acclaimed in this role, leads the trio protagonist who plays psychodrama retractor Strauss, with German mezzo veteran Doris Soffel as Klytämnestra and American soprano emerging Sara Jakubiak el and the role Chrysothemis.

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, based on the homonymous Sophocles, Elektra is considered one of the scores of greater difficulty both vocals orchestra, what, in his day, It became the largest used for an opera.

Marc Albrecht, baton expert in the work of Strauss and Wagner and recent winner at the Opera Awards 2019 in the category of Best Music Director, OCV recovered with a repertoire with the starting lineup of Les Arts has reached its highest levels of excellence with titles such as 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', 'Parsifal' or 'Salome'.

Meanwhile, Robert Carsen, presented to the Valencian public a production of the Opéra National de Paris, based on an original co-production of the Theater of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Tokyo Opera Nomori, with sets by Michael Levine, Vazul wardrobe Matusz, own and Peter van Praet and choreography by Philippe Giraudeau lighting.

Renowned for his great showmanship and aesthetics maintained their mounts, Carsen offers a chilling vision of 'Elektra', expressive of great strength and deep symbolism.

The premiere of 'Elektra' will take place on Saturday 18 from January. Les Arts has scheduled four other functions of Richard Strauss's opera day 21, 24, 27, Y 30 from January.

Photograph: Miguel Lorenzo