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MUSIC: Gwyneth Jones and Leonie Rysanek In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra', Geneva 1990

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990
Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990



17 November 2017

Oh boy, today! Past 2 months of waiting for this CD (and another Elektra), wondering if it would ever arrive or got lost in transit... which it did, and was missent to Taiwan! This recording of Elektra is one of the most definitive recordings and means something to me in these ways:

1) Gwyneth Jones was in top form as Elektra, and she always had an 'elektrifying' stage presence.

2) Leonie Rysanek as Klytemnestra. Leonie was just as exciting in her performances, known as 'opera's queen of scream'. Together with Dame Jones, they were two monsters on the stage!

3) Anne Evans as Chrysothemis, with her beautiful singing voice is also another thing to mention here.

4) The performance was recorded live in 1990 with beautiful stereo sound.

5) This was a period when Leonie was transitioning from soprano to mezzo soprano in her final years.

6) Conductor Jeffrey Tate recently died by the time I got this CD.



I'm only including excerpts here to be fair to the manufacturer. If you like the music, please buy the CD and support them. 


ELEKTRA
One act opera tragedy by Richard Strauss

Gwyneth Jones, Elektra
Anne Evans, Chrysothemis
Leonie Rysanek, Klytemnestra
Wolfgang Schone, Orest
Donald Hamilton, Aegist

Conducted By Jeffrey Tate

Live from Geneva Grand Theater,
10 March 1990




There's also a low quality video circulating around, filmed in 1991.
With Gwyneth Jones and Leonie Rysanek
at the Orange Theater in France.





These booklet scans were shot with
Nikon D5200
Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f/3.5
Viltrox JY610YNii

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990







Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990

Gwyneth Jones In Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' From Geneva 1990


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