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Madison Lyric Stage presents Richard Strauss’ Elektra

June 7 - June 9


Madison Lyric Stage, a professional non-profit theater company, will present Richard Strauss’ electrifying musical masterpiece, Elektra, June 7-9. While this opera originally premiered in 1909, this is the very first time it has ever been presented in the state of Connecticut.

Inspired by the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, Elektra has just witnessed the murder of her father Agamemnon, the king, by her own mother. Now that she knows her mother’s hands are bloody, the tormented Elektra is hellbent on vengeance – but when her brother returns from exile to carry out her wishes, Elektra’s obsession for revenge pushes her fractured family to the brink of destruction.

Elektra is 100 minutes of action-packed, “fasten your seatbelt” opera, from its dramatic, harrowing music to its hair-raising finale.

“Elektra is one of the most frequently performed operas based on classical Greek mythology, yet strangely enough has never been performed in Connecticut,” said Marc Deaton, artistic director of Madison Lyric Stage. “Prepare to be spellbound, as we bring you this unforgettable journey into a haunted world of passion, revenge and murder.”

Tickets are $55 and are available at madisonlyricstage.org. Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm at the historic Deacon John Grave House, located at 581 Boston Post Road in Madison.

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June 7
June 9


Deacon John Graves House
581 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States


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