Elektra, Strauss

Strauss Richard - Der Rosenkavalier (Carlos Kleiber, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter) (2001/1994)

Strauss Richard - Der Rosenkavalier (Carlos Kleiber, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter) (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.

Strauss Richard - Elektra (Karl Bohm) (2005/1981)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 19, 2016
Strauss Richard - Elektra (Karl Bohm) (2005/1981)

Strauss Richard - Elektra (Karl Böhm) (2005/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb+4.16 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 208 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Götz Friedrich’s 1981 Elektra film sets Richard Strauss’ opera in a dark and dingy abandoned 20th-century factory populated by grungy denizens in psuedo-Greek garb. Elektra herself appears like some deranged homeless woman reeking with sweat and slime (in the rain). And the depravity doesn’t stop there. Friedrich plays up the work’s sado-masochistic elements, with bloody whippings and an orgy sequence involving nude lesbians bathing themselves in the blood of a sacrificial ram. Now you might think that all of this detracts from the score, but on the contrary, the production matches image to music so brilliantly that anyone seeing this opera for the first time would think they were created for each other (which allows you to ignore the occasional useless, almost silly gesture, such as the frequent and prolonged shots of Agamemnon’s bloodied visage during Elektra’s opening monologue).
Strauss Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos (Christian Thielemann) (2013) [BluRay-rip]

Strauss Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos (Christian Thielemann) (2013) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 135 min | 7,36 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Filmed live in Baden-Baden by the veteran director Brian Large, Renée Fleming makes her debut in the role of Ariadne together with fellow key Strauss interpreters Sophie Koch and Christian Thielemann, following on from their Rosenkavalier triumph. Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden, the orchestra to whom Strauss dedicated his Alpine Symphony and which premiered Feuersnot, Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier and Daphne. Fleming's voice might have been made for Ariadne and she achieved a great personal triumph in this production: “The chief glory of the evening was hearing Renée Fleming, the Straussian soprano par excellence, making her role debut as Ariadne… As the possessor of what is, possibly, the most beautiful soprano voice in the world, she put her vocal treasures in the service of an empathic, nuanced interpretation of the role. From the creamy top, through a rich, warm middle, to the bewitching, darker colours of her lower register, Fleming poured her magnificent sound into Strauss’s enchanting melodic arcs, animating the sadness, vulnerability, and desire of the bereft princess…” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Elektra in Full Score  

Posted by thingska at Nov. 10, 2015
Elektra in Full Score

Elektra in Full Score by Richard Strauss
English | Jan. 1, 1991 | ISBN: 0486265382 | 384 Pages | PDF | 40 MB
Strauss Richard - Elektra (Claudio Abbado, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender) (2006/1989)

Strauss Richard - Elektra (Claudio Abbado, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender) (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.14 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability. The DVD picture has great clarity, despite the darkness of Hans Schavernoch’s set design. Other than the cliché of a huge statue head, toppled on its side, the set manages to be suitably representative of a decaying palace as well as an imposing, theatrical space, dominated by the mammoth body of the statue from which the head apparently dropped, draped with the ropes that seem to have enabled the decapitation. Sooner or later most of the characters cling to and twist around those ropes, an apt stage metaphor for the remorseless repercussions from the murder of Agammenon by his unfaithful wife Klytämnestra and her paramour, Aegisthus. Reinhard Heinrich’s costumes capture a distant era while sustaining a creepily modern look — part Goth, part homeless, part Spa-wear.
Strauss - Elektra (Herlitzius / Thielemann) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Strauss - Elektra (Herlitzius / Thielemann) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 5.9 mbps, 25 fps | German, AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 01:57:39 | 5.3 GB
Classical, Opera | Classica | HDTV->MKV

In the Strauss 150th anniversary year, this is a truly electrifying once in a lifetime performance of Strauss’ Elektra in the Berlin Philharmonie from January 2014. The recording features today’s dream cast for Elektra: Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier and Rene Pape, all under the expert baton of Strauss master Christian Thielemann.

Richard Strauss - Elektra (2006) DVD9  

Posted by Natali334 at April 27, 2015
Richard Strauss - Elektra (2006) DVD9

Richard Strauss - Elektra (2006) DVD9
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 29,970 fps 3884 kbps | Artworks | 01:17:00 | 7.65 Gb
Audio: AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Opera

Richard Strauss's operatic adaptation of the Greek tragedy Oresteia is preserved in this video recording of a February 16, 1980 performance as staged by New York's Metropolitan Opera Company. Birgit Nilsson stars as Elektra, who after the death of her father sets out to kill the wife and mistress whom she believes caused his death. Elektra also features Leonie Rysanek, Robert Nagy, and Mignon Dunn; James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides

An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 086547902X | 2009 | 272 pages | 0.2 MB / 0.3 MB

In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos’ Agamemnon, Sophokles’ Elektra, and Euripides’ Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother’s revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra’s actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father’s death with the help of his sister Elektra.
Richard Strauss - Staatskapelle Dresden / Böhm - Elektra (1961, CD reissue 1994) [REPOST]

Richard Strauss - Elektra
Inge Borkh - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Staatskapelle Dresden - Karl Böhm
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 505 MB | Full Artwork: 280 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 445 329-2 GX2 | Country/Year: Germany 1961, 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Early 20th Century

Elektra, Op. 58, is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra. The opera was the first of many collaborations between Strauss and Hofmannsthal. It was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on January 25, 1909. Elektra is a difficult work and is musically complex. A performance requires musicians with great stamina. The role of Elektra in particular is one of the most demanding in the dramatic soprano repertoire. The result is a very modern, expressionistic retelling of the ancient Greek myth. Compared to Sophocles's Electra, the opera presents raw, brutal, violent, and bloodthirsty horror.

Lucy Hale - Jordan Strauss Photoshoot 2014  Girls

Posted by nrg at May 17, 2014
Lucy Hale - Jordan Strauss Photoshoot 2014

Lucy Hale - Jordan Strauss Photoshoot 2014
5 jpg | up to 1480*2000 | 6.12 Mb
American actress and singer