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30 Nov 2005

Elektra in Stuttgart,457184.html

Konwitschny.jpg[MARKUS THIEL, Merkur-Online, 28 November 2005]

Schlachtplatte mit Whisky pur

Peter Konwitschny inszenierte "Elektra" für die Stuttgarter Staatsoper

Während das Orchester in die Zielgerade dröhnt, steht Orest auf halber Treppe, gehüllt in den schweren roten Mantel der Mutter. An seiner Seite Chrysothemis, unten, am rechten Bühnenrand, die tote Elektra. Und man ahnt, dass hier etwas Neues anbricht, eine Ära, nicht minder unerbittlich und ungerecht als die Klytämnestras. Für seine Münchner "Elektra" schuf Herbert Wernicke dieses starke Schlussbild. Was er als kaum konkretisierte Bedrohung inszenierte, zerrt nun Kollege Peter Konwitschny ins Schummerlicht der Stuttgarter Staatsopernbühne.

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