In 2014

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Richard Strauss's Elektra

Featuring choreography by Stephanie Lake

Sydney Dance Company has been commissioned by Sydney Symphony Orchestra to create a dance work for Elektra. Bringing on board choreographer Stephanie Lake, Elektra is the ultimate opera: great music, a great libretto and the last word in tragic storylines.

Elektra dreams of vengeance. Her father the king has been murdered in his bath and her mother and the guilty lover must pay. Only then can she dance for joy. The return of her long-lost brother triggers the horrific conclusion. No happy endings here.

This is Richard Strauss’s biggest opera, calling for more than a hundred orchestral musicians, so the concert hall is the place to hear it in its true glory. With David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra sharing the platform with a great cast of singers and dancers from Sydney Dance Company, you’ll be blown away by the fierceness and the sublimated eroticism of this gripping theatrical event.

Dates & Venues

  • 22 – 24 February 2014 Sydney, Australia Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House