Soprano Leonie Rysanek portrays "Elektra" in a version of Richard Strauss's opera based on the classic tragedy by Sophocles. Sung in German with English subtitles. Clytemnestra: Astrid Varnay. Orestes: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Chrysothemis: Catarina Ligendza. Karl Boehm conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)