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Richard Strauss


Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
14 Sep 2022

A thrilling one-night-only event. A semi-staged concert.

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. 

Don't miss this semi-stage concert, performed for one night only at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall 

Semi-staged concert

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 7.30 pm

1 h 40, no interval
Sung in German with English surtitles

More Information

In-Theatre Subscriptions are now closed.
Digital Subscription $24

For assistance with a current Subscription, including exchanges and adding tickets to your booking, phone 1800 822 849 (In-Theatre Subscriptions) or 03 9001 6412 (Digital Access).

Single Tickets

In-Theatre Tickets $180 (Concessions available)
Digital Access $30 (Concessions available)

Bookings available online or by phone on 1300 182 183 (In-Theatre Tickets) or 03 9001 6412 (Digital Access).

Fees Apply - see further details in the Book Tickets section below.

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Accessible Seating Tickets

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Keeping you safe

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

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
Stage Manager Marina Milankovic
Orchestra Orchestra Victoria, Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Musicians


Elektra Catherine Foster
Klytemnestra Deborah Humble
Chrysothemis Anna-Louise Cole
Aegisth James Egglestone
Orest Derek Welton
The Guardian of Orest Simon Meadows
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

The appearance of Stephen Marsh is made possible through the generosity of The Family of the late Frederick R Davidson AM

The appearance of Shakira Dugan is made possible through the generosity of Dr Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts

Listen Now

Get to know the sound of Elektra with our Spotify playlist.

Book Tickets

Single Tickets $39-$180

Price Type Premium A-reserve B-reserve C-reserve D-reserve
Adult $180 $140 $95 $65 $39
Concession $170 $130 $85 $55 $39
Senior $175 $135 $90 $60 $39
30 Years & Under $30 $30 $30
Group (6+) $170 $130 $85 $55
Arts Access Members $30 $30 $30

Digital Access Tickets $30

Price Type Digital Access
Adult $30
Concession $28
Senior $28
30 Years & Under $28

Single Ticket online orders may be subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.95 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges. 
Digital Access ticket orders include a $1.50 (inc. GST) processing fee per order.

Single ticket bookings available online or by phone on 1300 182 183 (Arts Centre Melbourne).

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).

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.

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