Direction: Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage design: Rolf Glittenberg
Costumes: Marianne Glittenberg
Light design: Andreas Grüter

The composition of Elektra marked the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration between two equally brilliant personalities: Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The composer saw the writer’s drama of the same name in a production by Max Reinhardt and considered it suitable material for an opera. However, work on the piece proceeded unusually slowly by Strauss’s standards, and it was more than two years before he was able to complete the score in September 1908. The result was a work which was extremely modern for its time in that it features a radically expressive musical language, on the one hand, exhibiting functional harmonic characteristics, and, on the other, verging on atonality due to its polytonality and harsh dissonances. The current
new production is also the seventh staging of Elektra at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Advance ticket sales start two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
- via Internet: www.staatsoper.at, www.culturall.com
- for credit card holders: Tel: +43 1 513 1 513, Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- box office sales: Bundestheater ticket office (1., Operngasse 2), Burgtheater (1., Universitätsring 2), Volksoper (9., Währinger Strasse 78): Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Sun. and holidays: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

  • 13 - 196 €

Current Dates

  • Mon. 19 Jun 2017
  • Fri. 23 Jun 2017
  • Mon. 26 Jun 2017