A Note On Opera: Richard Strauss’S “Elektra”

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Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta says
Join us for our latest lecture in our "A Note on Opera" series as we look at Richard Strauss’s “Elektra.”

"Elektra" was the first collaboration between Strauss and the great German-language playwright, the Austrian Hugo von Hoffmansthal. Their opera is a raw and brutal adaptation of the Greek legend about the doomed House of Agamemnon. Departing from its ancient Greek sources, the opera's sole focus is Elektra's violent, bloodthirsty obsession with avenging her father's murder by her mother. Its lead role is arguably the most demanding in the dramatic soprano repertoire, requiring a voice that can at times pierce through and at others soar over a 121-piece orchestra.

Course to be taught in English by David Kerr. No pre-existing knowledge of music required.

Admission:
Advance by one week prior: $10 for members; $20 for non-members
At the Door: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members
6 Classes: $55 Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Members, $110 Non-Members

Please use the link to register in advance for this course session and receive a discounted rate.
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