"Elektra" in New York


Christine Goerke sings her first Elektra at the Met in Patrice Chéreau’s landmark production, a sensation at its Met premiere last spring, which The Wall Street Journal called “revolutionary … a triumph on all fronts.” See Elektra at The Metropolitan Opera House with exclusive pricing for seats located in the Orchestra section on select performance dates March 1-23. Offer includes one $25 STK - Midtown Dining Credit per purchase. Click "GET TICKETS" for performance dates and times. 

Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s recent adaptation of Sophocles’s Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power.

The orchestra for Elektra is often cited as the largest for any repertory opera. It opens and closes the drama with a crashing motive that represents Agamemnon, Elektra’s father, who even in death dominates the lives of his family. The score encompasses an astonishing range of musical color: there are moments of sublime lyricism when the characters express tenderness or love, and there is brutal, harsh dissonance when they are at (or beyond) the bounds of sanity.


Sung in German with Met Titles in English, German and Spanish

 

Details:

  • Event tickets will be set up for will call and held at the theatre box office. Valid Photo ID must be presented when picking up tickets. Tickets must be picked up no later than 30 minutes prior to performance start time.
  • Seats will be assigned at the discretion of the show/box office within the selected section of the theatre.
  • Seats are guaranteed to be together when in the same purchase. Seats assigned in rows in front or behind the same seats are considered together, but almost all seats are side by side including all pairs.
  • Offer is non-refundable and cannot be combined with any other offer or applied to previously purchased tickets.
  • Price displayed utilizes all in pricing including processing fees, facility fees, applicable taxes, applicable shipping fee and package items. Price on ticket may not reflect all additional fees and items.
  • No cash value or cash back. This is a date-specific event. Not valid after show date. All sales final.

STK - MIDTOWN DINING CREDIT:

  • $25 STK Dining Credit valid only at the participating STK New York City - Midtown restaurant location (1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036). For more information visit http://togrp.com/restaurant/stk-new-york-city-midtown/
  • Advanced dining reservations must be made to use Dining Credit. Instructions included in order confirmation email
  • $25 STK Dining Credit code will be included in your order confirmation email immediately following your purchase
  • Must present confirmation email or Dining Credit code at time of use
  • One time use only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Has no cash value

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Location:

The Metropolitan Opera House – Lincoln Center

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023