Sunday, August 21, 2011

Taiwan NSO's Elektra

This was sent to me only a moment ago and seems a good fit to our on-going  Strauss themed discussions: an excerpt of Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra's performance of Richard Strauss's Elektra that I attended earlier this year, with Australian Claire Primrose in the title role:


  1. Absolutely brilliant!

  2. Primrose is a genuine Elektra with a rich, dark-hued voice, powerful high notes and spellbinding stage aura. Her singing is ideal for Elektra, as the role demands a more Wagnerian dramatic voice.

    (Cf. Salome can be sung by a lighter more lyrical dramatic soprano.)


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