R. Strauss: Elektra / Bohm
Resnik; Nilsson; Rysanek; Windgassen; Waechter; Guthrie; Sjostedt; Lilova; Unger; Lackner; Mastilovic; Ast; Janowitz; Scheyrer; Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera; Boehm
Composed by: Strauss, Richard
The still undiminished vocal and orchestral demands of Richard Strauss’ radically expressive, Modernist masterwork Elektra (1909), create great challenges in the casting and successful performance of this, his first collaboration with the great writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal. A phenomenal cast, including Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Leonie Rysanek, Wolfgang Windgassen and Eberhard Waechter, led by Karl Böhm, assured this 1965 Vienna State Opera production its triumphant success.