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The Bayerische Staatsoper can be very proud of this recording of Elektra as it features three of their core performers: Claire Watson, Astrid Varnay and Wolfgang Sawallisch asserting their dominance in some of the hardest music ever written. The only disappointment is Danica Mastilovic in the title role. One must be kind when assessing someone's performance in this role and she does admirably. She just has the disadvantage of being next to artists like Varnay and Watson. Wolfgang Sawallisch makes the orchestra sound effortless. The sound is okay although there is occasional distortion.