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Strauss: Elektra - Charles Morris (vocals); David Kelly (vocals); Dermot Troy (vocals); Edgar Evans (vocals); Georgine von Milinkovic (vocals);...
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  1. Elektra, opera, Op. 58 (TrV 223)
  2. Lord Harewood in Conversation with Roger Beardsley
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While the harsh, gray, and cramped sound here assuredly makes this a recording that only a lover of Elektra could love, those who do love Strauss' most emotionally extreme opera will indeed love this recording. Taken from a live performance given at the Covent Garden Royal Opera House on May 29, 1958, this two-disc set features soprano Gerda Lammers' only recording of the title role and conductor Rudolf Kempe's only recording of the opera. And both are fascinating additions to the catalog. A singer best remembered for her ...

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Strauss: Elektra 2007, Royal Opera House HS

UPC: 5024545431124

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