"Elektra marks Strauss as a genius and a wizard" — The New York Times

In just over two weeks, we present the Alberta premiere of Richard Strauss's riveting one-act psychological thriller Elektra. Prepare to be amazed by this intense new production set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world. Elektra comes out to play March 11, 14 & 16 at the Jubilee! If you haven't already purchased tickets, act now for the best seats.

Alex Prior interview

Interview with Alex Prior

We are thrilled to welcome the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's new chief conductor Alexander Prior, making his EO debut with the upcoming Elektra.

This dynamic young conductor promises to bring the grit and raw power of the orchestra to infuse Strauss's score with commanding intensity. See what Prior has to say about the "gut punching" music of Elektra!

Elektra preview

Richard Strauss's hellish masterpiece

Read this exciting preview of Elektra on our blog, which gives you a taste of the music and madness in Strauss's most groundbreaking opera. 

There will be axes, blood, and a spine-chilling score to grip you to the edge of your seat. You've never seen opera done this way before! Do you dare to face the wrath of Elektra?

Elektra Opera Brunch

Elektra Opera Brunch

This Sunday, savour an elegant brunch at the Royal Glenora Club and then enjoy performances by the cast of Elektra including internationally acclaimed powerhouse soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs.

Tickets to the Elektra Opera Brunch are nearly sold out, buy now to attend this highly anticipated event!

Sunday, February 26 • Royal Glenora Club • 11 am • Tickets $85 adult, $35 child

Elektra music
The maniacal music of Elektra

In Elektra, the genius of Richard Strauss shines through like never before, establishing this piece as one of the biggest game-changers in opera. 

The New York Times opening night review from 1909 described the music as "an unqualified success", adding that "such demoniacal orchestral and vocal effects have certainly never before been set to music."

Listen to an exclusive musical snippet from the Elektra finale to experience this thundering and cinematic score.