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Elektra : a tragedy in one act

Author: Hugo von HofmannsthalLeonie RysanekAstrid VarnayDietrich Fischer-DieskauGötz FriedrichAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : GermanView all editions and formats
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Clytemnestra, Queen of Thebes, has murdered her husband with the help of her lover Aegisthus. Electra, her daughter, has taken her younger brother Orestes to a place of safety in a foreign country, where he is brought up to be the avenger of his father. While the palace residents (including Chrysothemis, Electra's sister) have come to terms with the new situation, Electra alone keeps the memory of her father's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Music videos
Film and video adaptations
Named Person: Sophocles; Richard Strauss
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo von Hofmannsthal; Leonie Rysanek; Astrid Varnay; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Götz Friedrich; Catarina Ligendza; Hans Beirer; Karl Böhm; Norbert Beilharz; Richard Strauss; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor.; Wiener Philharmoniker.; Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH.; Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
OCLC Number: 62769630
Language Note: Sung in German ; subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1981.
Program notes and synopsis in English (8 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Credits: Set design, Josef Svoboda; costumes, Pet Halmen; director of photography, Rudolf Blahacek.
Performer(s): Leonie Rysanek (Elektra) ; Astrid Varney (Klytämnestra) ; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Orest) ; Catarina Ligendza (Chrysothemis) ; Hans Beirer (Aegisth) ; other soloists ; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor ; Wiener Philharmoniker ; Karl Böhm, conductor.
Description: 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 0 ; PCM Stereo ; DTS 5.1 (DVD 1) ; Dolby digital 2.0 (DVD 2).
Contents: Disc 1. Opera. (116 min.) --
Disc 2. Documentary: Ob ich die Musik nicht höre? Sie kommt doch aus Mir : Karl Böhm, Götz Friedrich, Elektra by Richard Strauss ; a film by Norbert Beilharz. (93 min.).
Other Titles: Ob ich die Musik nicht höre? Sie kommt doch aus Mir.
Responsibility: by Hugo von Hofmannsthal ; music by Richard Strauss ; staged and directed by Götz Friedrich ; a production of Unitel GmbH & Co. KG.

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Clytemnestra, Queen of Thebes, has murdered her husband with the help of her lover Aegisthus. Electra, her daughter, has taken her younger brother Orestes to a place of safety in a foreign country, where he is brought up to be the avenger of his father. While the palace residents (including Chrysothemis, Electra's sister) have come to terms with the new situation, Electra alone keeps the memory of her father's murder alive, waiting for the day of retribution.

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