Cast change announced for Metropolitan Opera’s ELEKTRA

Rebecca Nash will sing the title role in tonight’s performance of Strauss’ Elektra, replacing Nina Stemme, and Wendy Bryn Harmer will sing Chrysothemis, replacing Lise Davidsen.

Australian soprano Rebecca Nash made her Met debut as well as her debut as Elektra on April 12. Her recent performances include her debut as Dyer’s Wife in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Vienna State Opera and Germany’s Kiel Theater, and the title role in Puccini’s Turandot at the Verdi Theater in Padua.

A graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, American soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer has sung more than 170 performances with the company since her 2005 debut as first bridesmaid in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Other Met roles include Maiden of Flowers in Wagner’s Parsifal, First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Barena in Jenůfa by Janáček, Handmaiden 1 in Die Ägyptische Helena by Strauss, Dunyasha in War and Peace by Prokofiev , Chlöe in The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky, Freia in The Queen of Spades by Wagner. Das Rheingold, Ortlinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre, Gutrune in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and Emma in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina.

Elektra’s staging by Patrice Chéreau also stars Michaela Schuster as Klytämnestra, Stefan Vinke as Aegisth and Greer Grimsley as Orest. The conductor is Donald Runnicles.

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