Elektra

There is a special category of German opera--we might call it the repellent masterpiece--in which some works of Richard Strauss are prominent, and Elektra is perhaps the pinnacle, certainly a unique experience. This production fulfills all the opera's requirements for mastery and repulsion. …






DeMarco:
I guess it's all true. The red outfit, the knives. What happens now? You just kill me, straight out, just gulp?

Elektra Natchios:
Don't worry. Death's not that bad.

DeMarco:
How do you know?

Elektra Natchios:
I died once.

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