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Richard Strauss


Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
14 Sep 2022

A thrilling one-night-only event.

Based on the tragedy by Sophocles, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s opera remains one of the greatest works in the Western canon. 

Elektra yearns to avenge the murder of her father, King Agamemnon. Her brother, Orest, returns to cleanse the palace of its evil. From her obsessive beginnings to her final dance of vengeance and collapse, Elektra’s journey to catharsis is one of the great trajectories of character in operatic literature. 

Revered dramatic soprano Catherine Foster, a veteran of Bayreuth and the major opera houses of the world, sings the title role alongside a stellar Australian cast. Maestro Richard Mills conducts the combined forces of Orchestra Victoria, Australia’s opera orchestra par excellence, and the very talented young musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music. 


Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall 

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 7.30 pm

1 h 40, no interval

Sung in German with English surtitles

Now on sale

Subscriptions are now available until Thursday 31 March 2022, COB.

Single Tickets on sale from Tuesday 1 December 2021, 10.00 am.

In-Theatre Subscription $35-$144
Digital Subscription $24

Ticket Concierge

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Accessible Seating Tickets

All Arts Centre Melbourne venues contain accessible seating for those with access requirements and their companions. 

For those with limited mobility we recommend contacting our team for assistance to discuss the number of stairs required to navigate from the foyers, the entry doors and when inside the auditorium to your seat. This information varies for each of our venues. Please call Arts Centre Melbourne for assistance with your booking and recommendations to best meet your needs.

Subscription booking line: 1300 822 849 Single ticket bookings: 1300 182 183

More Access options and further information can be found on the Arts Centre Melbourne website.

Keeping you safe

The safety of our audience and team is paramount. COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance. Our venue partner, Arts Centre Melbourne, has worked diligently to develop their COVIDSafe & Wellbeing Plan.

If you or a member of your household is unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms before a performance, please stay home. To exchange or refund your tickets due to feeling unwell, contact our ticketing team at or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm) prior to your performance.

Creatives & Cast

Composer Richard Strauss
Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conductor Richard Mills
Orchestra Orchestra Victoria, ANAM


Klytemnestra Deborah Humble
Elektra Catherine Foster
Chrysothemis Anna-Louise Cole
Aegisth James Egglestone
Orest Derek Welton
The Confidante Olivia Cranwell
The Trainbearer & The Overseer Kathryn Radcliffe
Young Servant Paul Biencourt
Old Servant Stephen Marsh
Maidservants Olivia Cranwell, Shakira Dugan, Sally-Anne Russell, Rebecca Rashleigh, Dimity Shepherd

Book Tickets

Subscription Tickets $35-$144

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve
Adult $144 $112 $76 $52 $35
Concession $136 $104 $68 $44 $35
Senior $132 $108 $72 $48 $35
30 Years & Under $30 $30 $30 $30

Single Tickets $39-$180 | Available Tuesday 1 December, 10.00 am

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve
Adult $180 $140 $95 $65 $39
Concession $170 $130 $85 $55 $39
Senior $165 $135 $90 $65 $39
30 Years & Under $30 $30 $30

Ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. A booking fee may apply. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here. We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For Elektra this includes Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.

If you have accessible booking requirements, including wheelchair and/or companion card requirements please contact Arts Centre Melbourne on 1300 182 183 (main Box Office) or 1300 822 849 (Subscriptions line).

For assistance with existing 2022 Subscriptions, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm). Subscriptions closed on Thursday 31 March 2022.

In Association with

Orchestra Victoria
ANAM - Australian National Academy of Music

Presenting Partner

AWM Electrical and Data Suppliers

Supported by

Hans and Petra Henkell
Henkell Family Fund 2