Event Elektra
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Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
First Date 10 August 1991
Opening Date 10 August 1991
Last Date 20 August 1991
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Beresford's Elektra has great integrity to the text, period, passion and music. It is a dynamic, sweeping, bloodthirsty songfest."
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Garth Scott-Annetts Assistant Director
Richard Strauss Composer
Ladislav Jasek Concert Master
Richard Armstrong Conductor
John Stoddart Designer
Bruce Beresford Director
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
Florian Cerny Singer
Wendy Dixon Singer
Robert Gard Singer
Brian Gilbertson Singer
Daphne Harris Singer
Judith Henley Singer
Belinda Matonti Singer
Yvonne Minton Singer
James Orange Singer
Claire Primrose Singer
Virginia Rawlinson Singer
Lynne Smythe Singer
Gulla Tiver Singer
Ian Vayne Singer
Isabel Veale Singer
Marilyn Zschau Singer
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Australian premiere of Richard Strauss' opera, which was composed in 1909. None of the off-stage chorus are entered - othewise cast is complete. There are three newspaper cuttings contained in the BSL programme. Orchestral players names are listed in the BSL programme.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record August, 1991
Event Identifier 14874