Elektra: Obsessed Or Possessed?

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
Frank Martinez, Stage Director
One World Symphony Vocal Artists

Richard Strauss: Elektra (1909) (complete)
Celebrating Elektra's 100th anniversary of its world premiere on January 25, 1909

Performed with 80+ symphony orchestra
Sung in German with English Supertitles
Performance Length: 2 hours without intermission

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of Richard Strauss's controversial Elektra (January 25, 1909) with One World Symphony's complete production. Based on the highly-charged Greek tragedy by Sophocles and adapted by Hofmannsthal, Elektra continues to stun and thrill contemporary listeners with the story of mighty Agamemnon, slain by his wife and her lover but avenged by his daughter Elektra. Strauss's scandalous music drama is one of the century's most daring scores for vocalists and symphony orchestra, brilliantly woven into a gripping psychodrama. Is Elektra possessed by her murdered father, or obsessed with honor and vengeance?

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Friday, January 23, 2009 (Brooklyn Premiere)
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights

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Sunday, January 25, 2009
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