Richard Strauss’s Elektra is a one-act tale of terrifying intensity delivered with cutting precision by visionary conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. For this concert performance by the astonishing Philharmonia Orchestra, gleaming Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin portrays the steely Greek princess hell-bent on vengeance in the wake of the Trojan War. The compelling cast includes rising-star soprano Lise Davidsen as Elektra’s anguished sister, Chrysothemis.

The Program

“Lise Davidsen has “staked a precocious claim to the great Wagner and Strauss roles that require equal parts youthful flexibility and sheer strength.”
– New York Times
“The Swedish soprano is a force of nature.”
– El Mundo on Iréne Theorin


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Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen


Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel performances in our Great Performers series through January 2021.


As a result, this performance has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. For ticket holders, please contact CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 to facilitate ticketing exchanges, refunds, or donations for affected performances. Should you have additional questions, you can also speak with a guest services representative at this phone number.

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Iréne Theorin (Elektra)

Lise Davidsen (Chrysothemis)

Anna Larsson (Klytemnestra)

Peixin Chen (Orestes)