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26 Oct 2008

Seattle Opera's "Elektra" resounds with tragedy

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/alltheworldsastage/archives/152474.asp?from=blog_last3

Maia Jannele [SeattlePI.com, 25 October 2008]

Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy, is a harrowing portrayal of betrayal, revenge, and despair. The tormented Elektra paces the castle floors nightly, calling out to her deceased father’s spirit in a rage. The murder of King Agamemnon, orchestrated by his wife, Klytamnestra, and her lover, Aegisth, sends his eldest daughter into a demented state. She recounts the details of his bloody murder and decries revenge upon his assassins.

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