Madison Lyric Stage


Richard Strauss

June 7-9

In Richard Strauss’ masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Sophocles, Elektra has just witnessed the murder of her father, King Agamemnon by her own mother.

Now that she knows her mother’s hands are bloody, Elektra is hellbent on vengeance – but when her brother returns from exile to carry out her wishes, Elektra’s obsession for revenge pushes her fractured family to the brink of destruction.

Elektra is 100 minutes of action-packed, “fasten your seatbelt” opera, from its dramatic, harrowing music to its hair-raising finale.

100 minutes, without intermission
Adult content and situations; fog and strobe lights used.
Elektra will be performed in the original German.
English-language supertitles will be provided at All Performances.
Deacon John Grave House, 581 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut 06443