Elektra feverishly awaits the return of her brother to avenge their father, who was slain years earlier by their mother and her new lover. Driven by an obsessive combination of rage and grief, Elektra feeds her thirst for revenge with primal single-mindedness in this ground breaking work of musical modernism.
For three consecutive seasons, powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke has thrilled COC audiences with her portrayal of Brünnhilde through Wagner’s Ring Cycle operas. She now returns for another defining performance as the hair-raising, unforgettable Elektra.
Elektra - Christine Goerke
Chrysothemis - Erin Wall
Klytämnestra - Susan Bullock
Orest - Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Aegisth - Michael Schade
Conductor - Johannes Debus
Director - James Robinson
January 26, 31; February 6, 10, 12, 16, and 22, 2019
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada