from the one act German opera Elektra
by Richard Strauss
Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Role: Elektra (Electra)
, daughter of Agamemnon and Klytemnestra, sister of Chrysothemis and Orestes
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: the courtyard of the palace at Mycene, ancient Greece
Synopsis: Elektra explains the story of how Elektra's father was murdered by her mother and her lover Aegistheus. She invokes his name and plans for revenge against her mother. Her brother Orestes and Elektra have planned to murder her mother, after which they will dance around their dead bodies.