Premiere ELEKTRARichard Strauss
CNT Ivan pl. Zajc Opera in cooperation with the Slovenian Philharmonic and Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana
Elektra is a great challenge for every opera house. In our case this also implies a bit of folly! It is only the second opera by Strauss to be performed in Rijeka, after Der Rosenkavalier. This opera, a culmination of expressionism and modernism in the opus by Richard Strauss, provokes astonishment still nowadays, fascinating also with the complexity of the score that with its power and directness follows the libretto up to the minutest detail and relations among protagonists. Electra is one of the most difficult roles ever composed for a dramatic soprano, in Rijeka to be sung by Maida Hundeling. Dubravka Šeparović is coming back to the Rijeka Opera stage in the role of Electra’s mother Clytemnestre, Dario Bercich as Electra’s brother Orestes. In co-operation with the Slovenian Philharmonic, the orchestra will have more than100 musicians playing under the baton of Maestro Ville Matvejeff. In the year 2020, we will perform our Elektra at the prestigious Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana.