Since 1937, the Rome Opera Theatre during the summer season moves to the Baths of Caracalla, a sprawling complex of baths of imperial Rome and one of the few historical buildings which allows the realization of musical entertainment.
To end the summer season of this year, the Rome Opera Theatre closed with a flourish by presenting one of the most important operas of the world's opera repertoire: Elektra by Richard Strauss.
Electra is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal adapted from his drama of 1903—the first of many such collaborations between composer and librettist, based on the Greek myth of Electra, according to Sophocles.
In his 2011 season, the opera Elektra is under the direction of Nikolaus Lehnhoff, German director , highlighted in the staging of operas by Richard Wagner and Leos Janacek. Eva and Johansson, Danish soprano specializing in Wagnerian roles and starring Elektra Straussian.
Elektra will have a series of performances from September 30th to October 8th in the the Rome Opera Theatre, near the Campo d' Fiori / Trevi neighborhood.
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