Event Elektra
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Venue Capitol Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Umbrella Event Sydney Festival 2000
First Date 5 January 2000
Last Date 16 January 2000
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description These four performances of Strauss' shattering opera form the centrepiece of the millennial Sydney Festival. They also mark the first complete staging of this masterpiece in Sydney and the first staging of opera in the Capitol Theatre.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Richard Strauss Composer
Simone Young Conductor
Yannis Kounellis Designer
Katharina Lang Director
Hugo von Hofmansthal Librettist
Sophocles Playwright
Lisa Gasteen Singer Chrysothemis
Bruce Martin Singer Orest
Deborah Polaski Singer Elektra
Reinhild Runkel Singer Klytamnestra
Text Nationality Austria
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Performed 5th, 9th, 13th and 16th of January
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Sydney Festival
Event Identifier 118817