The Metropolitan Opera: Elektra ENCORE Synopsis
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Met Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. An encore performance of Strauss's Elektra will be shown in select cinemas on Wednesday, May 4.

Movie Reviews

Inspiring, Fantastic, Deeply Moving

By ronnyprestodigit
An inspiring and fantastic experience. You see the facial expressions better than from an orchestra seat at the Met, and at fifth or a tenth the cost. Nina Stimme as Elektra was totally compelling...

Unauthentic staging & costuming, terrific singing

By rdankwort
I have to say at the outset that Richard Strauss is not one of my favs. I think of him more as a Wagner wannabe. I see nothing original compared to other 20th century operatic composers of his day....

Elektra

By irwinle
The singing, acting and music were all superb....

Electra

By danad716
Five Star. Terrific! Outstanding performance....

WOW!

By Rjbarnett
In my many years of attending the Met HD simulcast, I have never seen am more riveting performance with the highest level of acting! The director was a genius at motivating not only the principals...

Elektra

By renstiefel
A superb performance of one of the turning point operas leading into the 20th Century. Dark, minimal sets. Great singing with close-ups of the singers (which make up for the dark set). Nina Stemme...

Elektra

By jescharff
The music was magnificent and Nina Stemme's performance was sensational. I can't think of a dramatic performance that I enjoyed more than her portrayal of Elektra. As always the orchestra was...

elektra

By tfolson40
Great cast. Wonderful balance between the massive orchestra and the singers....

Elektra

By cfnbrenner
Amazing performances, particularly Elektra....

Elektra

By edwardlalley
An outstanding presentation of a terrific performance of this opera. Patrice Cherau's production, combined with the excellent singers and some wonderful playing by the MET orchestra provided a...