Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who made a riveting Met debut leading Chéreau’s production of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead in 2009, returns to conduct an extraordinary cast headed by Nina Stemme as the obsessed and bloodthirsty title character. Waltraud Meier sings her first Met performances of Klytämnestra, Elektra’s mother and the object of her fury, with Adrianne Pieczonka as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis; Eric Owens as her exiled brother, Orest; and German tenor Burkhard Ulrich, in his Met debut, as the corrupt monarch Aegisth. Chéreau’s longtime collaborator Vincent Huguet will stage the production at the Met.

Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen  | Production: Patrice Chéreau
Stage Director: Vincent Huguet  |  Set Designer: Richard Peduzzi
Costume Designer: Caroline de Vivaise  |  Lighting Designer: Dominique Bruguière

Cast: Nina Stemme (Elektra), Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis), Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra), Burkhard Ulrich (Aegisth), Eric Owens (Orest)


Après Opera

Join Rockport Music and lecturer Dr. Elizabeth Seitz for Après Opera, an interactive discussion following the new presentation regarding the new staging, production and singing.


Caterer: Beach Gourmet
Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall.  Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage.

Option 1:
Chicken Salad with pepper, shallot, radish, carrot, herbs and greens on ciabatta bread

Option 2: Roast Beef with spicy mayo, tomato, jack cheese and romaine on ciabatta bread

Option 3: Portabello mushroom with goat cheese, red pepper, caramelized onion, greens and basil mayo on ciabatta bread

Lunch: $17 (full-size sandwich with meal/$12 (1/2 sandwich with meal)