Strauss: Elektra - Nilsson, Rysanek, Resnik, Uhl, Nienstedt; Böhm. Montreal, 1967


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Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek and Regina Resnik proved a powerful trifecta in their respective roles in Elektra.  This performance from Montreal took place during a tour of the Wiener Staatsoper so this performance will look familiar to those who know the broadcast from 1965.  Fritz Uhl replaces Windgassen as Aegisth and Gerd Nienstedt sings Orest.   The three main ladies do not disappoint and they are captured in excellent sound.   Nilsson is in great voice and is tireless, hurdling one high note after another.  Leonie Rysanek is wild as Chrysothemis.  The sound for this recording in my opinion delivers the experience of hearing these singers live far better than the 1965 version.

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