ELECTRA

(2008) Opera (two fragments) 28 Minutes

Work Description

Produced by: DrawnForth} Opera Theatre
Category: Opera
Year Composed: 2008
Duration: 26 Mins (Prologue 10 min; Clytemnestra’s Approach 16 min)
Orchestration: cl., vl., bouzouki and two percussionists; Electra – Actress Clytemnestra – Soprano Chorus – SATB
Availability: Enquire
Performances:
First performance:
– Tête-à-Tête Oper Festival 2008 at Riverside Studios, London as part of ‘Ingrained Deeds, Bird Seeds and other Granular Material on 07/08.08.08. With Veronique Nosbaum (Clytemnestra) and Sybilla Meienberg (Electra).
Conducted by Tom Shorter.
Notes:
Libretto in English by Alexia Anastasiadis

Concept, Scenography and Costume by Ellan Parry
Music by Catherine Kontz

First extract: Prequel: The night of Agamemnon’s murder, the servants of the Mycenaean royal house hear screams and gather to talk among themselves.

First performance featured: Brigitte Beraha, Sara Underwood, Melanie Sanders, Louise Adamson, Kathleen Garner, Heidi Pinder, DJ Walde, Edmund Saddington, Danny Standing, Wasim Al-Zibari, Andrew Ballm and Philip Anastasiadis.

Second extract: Clytemnestra’s Approach: Electra has tricked Clytemnestra into coming alone to an isolated location, where she will be murdered. As Clytemnestra approaches in the distance, Electra waits.

First performances featuring: Sibylla Meienberg (Electra), Véronique Nosbaum (Clytemnestra).
Musicians include Henri Växby, Allison Rosser, Candida Caldicot-Bull and Troy Banarzi.