This release contains a 1981 film of the Vienna State Opera's performance of Richard Strauss's 1909 opera, Elektra. Astrid Varnay plays the eponymous title character, the daughter of Clytemnestra (Leonie Rysanek). When Clytemnestramurders her husband Agamemnon (Rolf Boysen), with the conspiration of her lover, Aegistheus (Hans Beirer), and Elektra learns of it, hell hath no fury. For this production, the late Karl Bohm - Strauss's protg - conducts, while Gotz Friedrich directs the stage production itself, dramatically evoking and emphasizing the expressionist set design inherent in Strauss's original conception. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide.
Cannot return by mail
Due to federal restrictions, this item cannot be returned by mail. See our returns policy for more information.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Caterina Ligendza, Rolf Boysen
Walmart does not sponsor, recommend or endorse any third party product or service, or any customer ideas or advice.
Questions will be checked against our question guidelines and posted within five to seven business days.
Policies & Plans
Gift options are not available for this item.
About our prices
We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything.
So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical,
in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it. See more details at
Online Price Match.