Elektra Soundtrack

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. Opera frequently deals with dysfunctional families, but the clan of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Elektra, and Orestes stands out even when compared with those of Oedipus or Medea. Deep, burning hatred, a thirst for revenge, a violent distaste for one's nearest and dearest are the driving forces in this work, which is essentially about the imperative of killing Mommy because she has murdered Daddy, who long ago killed Little Sister. Creating a musical masterpiece out of such material was a daunting challenge, and Richard Strauss fulfilled it spectacularly with music that celebrates the powers of darkness. This Vienna State Opera production captures the music's shadowy, muscular essence. --Joe McLellan

Director: Rob Bowman
Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Prout, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.7
Metacritic:
34
Rotten Tomatoes:
10%
PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Year:
2005
97
$24,100,000
Website
1,057 Views
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1Never There (She Stabs) 
2Hey Kids 
3Sooner or Later 
4Thousand Mile Wish 
5Wonder 
6Your Own Disaster 
7Breathe No More 
8Photograph 
9Save Me 
10Beautiful 
11Hollow 
12Angels With Even Filthier Souls 
135 Years 
14In The Light 
15Main Title 
16Insomnia 
17The Hand 
18Stick 
19The Kiss 
20Tattoo 
21The Forest 
22Just a Girl 
23Homecoming 

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