The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of ELEKTRA on April 30, 12:55 PM at Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
Strauss’s penetrating tragedy about a Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2013. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the extraordinary cast headed by Nina Stemme who portrays the obsessed and bloodthirsty Elektra. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as her fearsome mother, Klytämnestra – the object of Elektra’s fury. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s interpretation of this ancient Greek myth. [2016, Sung in German with English subtitles, Runtime is 1 hour and 45 minutes] Approximate end time
is 2:45 pm.
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This blazing production is the last in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series of ten live simulcast transmissions for the 2015–16 season.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults, $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and Seniors (65+); $15 for Students (with ID), and children (12 years and under). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reserved seats). Online reservations may be made with MasterCard or VISA until noon on Friday, April 29. Admission can be purchased at the door with cash payment only.