24 Feb-5 Mar 2008. Conducted by Seiji Ozawa, directed by Robert Carsen, with Susan Bullock, Agnes Baltsa and Christine Goerke.
The Teatro Comunale in Florence will stage Elektra by Richard Strauss (24 Feb-5 March 2008). The first ever performance was in Dresden on 25 January 1909, and it is an expressionist opera characterised by sharp dissonance and a furious sonority as well as a vast orchestra that often overpowers the voices. It is said that during the rehearsal in Dresden, Strauss shouted inside the orchestra pit