ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss. Birgit Nilsson Chrysothemis. Leonie Rysanek Klytämnestra. Thomas Stewart Aegisth. Robert Nagy Overseer. Carlotta Ordassy Serving Woman. Batyah Godfrey Ben-David Serving Woman. Shirley Love Serving Woman. Gwendolyn Killebrew Serving Woman. Judith De Paul Serving Woman. Margaret Kalil Confidant. Patricia Clarke Trainbearer. Mary Fercana Young Servant. Leo Goeke Old Servant. Harry Shean Guardian. Richard Best Conductor.
Format: 2 CD, Album, Mono. Composed By – Richard Strauss. Conductor – Karl Böhm. Orchestra – Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper. Soprano Vocals – Birgit Nilsson.
Richard Strauss ELEKTRA. Wiener Staatsoper Karl Böhm, conductor 16 December 1965. Elektra – Birgit Nilsson Klytämnestra – Regina Resnik Chrysothemis – Leonie Rysanek Orest – Eberhard Waechter Aegisth – Wolfgang Windgassen Aufseherin – Danica Mastilovic 1. Magd – Margarita Lilowa 2. Magd – Margareta Sjöstedt 3. Magd – Margarete Ast 4. Magd – Gundula Janowitz 5. Magd – Gerda Scheyrer Vertraute – Margareta Sjöstedt Schleppträgerin – Margarita Lilowa Junger Diener – Gerhard Unger Alter Diener – Herbert Lackner Pfleger des Orest – Frederick Guthrie.
Richard Strauss (Composer), Karl Bohm (Conductor), Vienna State Opera Orchestra (Orchestra), Birgit Nilsson (Performer), Leonie Rysanek (Performer), Regina Resnik (Performer), Wolfgang Windgassen (Performer), Evberhard Waechter (Performer), Vienna State Opera Chorus (Performer) & 6 more Format: Audio C. This is an excellent performance of a great opera. Karl Bohm was the premiere Strauss conductor of his day, and though he left other documents of this opera, none are better than this. The sound is quite good - very listenable. The singers are wonderful. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that no one, before or since, has sung Elektra as well as Nilsson did in her prime. It's an astonishing performance, beautiful and thrilling and, well, glorious. No Nilsson fan should miss this.
Elektra, O. 8 (Strauss, Richard). However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). Klytemnestra (Clytemnestra), widow of Agamemnon: (mezzo soprano) Elektra (Electra), daughter of Klytemnestra: (soprano) Chrysothemis, daughter of Klytemnestra, sister of Elektra): (soprano) Aegisth (Aegisthus), Klytemnestra's paramour: (tenor) Orest (Orestes), son of Agamemnon and Klytemnestra: (baritone) Tutor to Orest: (baritone) Confidante of Klytemnestra: (soprano) Trainbearer of Klytemnestra: (soprano) A young servant: (tenor) An old.
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti. 3. "Elektra!" Richard Strauss; Marie Collier; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti. 4. "Ich kann nicht sitzen und ins Dunkel starren" Richard Strauss; Marie Collier; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti. 5. "Es geht ein Lärm lo. Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Marie Collier; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti. This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. It may contain artifacts, and may also contain audio which is limited in bandwidth or dynamic range, due to the technology used at the time of its original creation. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.
The incomparable Birgit Nilsson delivers a searing portrayal of the title heroine, the Greek princess obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, Agamemnon. A passionate Leonie Rysanek is her sister, Chrysothemis, who longs for a normal life and begs Elektra to give up her fixation. Thomas Stewart sings Orest, their brother, and Jean Madeira, in her final Met appearance, gives a chilling performance as Klytämnestra, Elektra’s mother. Strauss friend and protégé Karl Böhm conducts with unmatched authority and passion.
Conducted by Karl Böhm, this derives from a radio broadcast from the Vienna State Opera in 1965. It features one of the most striking casts ever assembled for the work, though some of the individual singers can be heard to better advantage elsewhere. Leonie Rysanek's sensual Chrysothemis is even more ecstatic on her 1955 recording on Walhall, also with Böhm. Birgit Nilsson, meanwhile, had only recently taken the title role into her repertoire, and her interpretation hadn't acquired the subtlety she was to bring to it three years later when she recorded the role with Georg Solti. Böhm himself is at his absolute best, attaining almost unbearable levels of frenzy in places, yet also wonderfully detailed, even with the restricted, mono sound.