Event Elektra
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Venue The State Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne International Festival of the Arts
First Date 12 September 1991
Opening Date 12 September 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 Associate Director
Richard Strauss Composer
Richard Divall Conductor
John Stoddart Designer
Bruce Beresford Director
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
John Comeadow Lighting Operator
Florian Cerny Singer
Yvonne Minton Singer
Claire Primrose Singer
Marilyn Zschau Singer
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information For the complete cast listing (excluding off stage chorus) see Event #14874, the Australian premiere in South Australia, August,1991. For this production the Victoria State Opera took over from The State Opera of South Australia.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record July 1991
Event Identifier 15177