In Minnesota Opera's ambitious new take on Richard Strauss' Elektra, Brian Staufenbiel's interpretation set the tragedy en abyme within a silent film set. Alternating between live capture and green-screen pre-recordings of the singers placed inside silent film found-footage, the projections of Elektra captured the horror and insanity in a looming counterpoint often placed above the stage, but also at times consuming it.
Additionally, an entire film with matching aesthetic was created for the preshow to provide context for the Opera, including the sacrifice of Iphigenia by Agamemnon and revenge of Klytemnestra. 
Directed by Brian Staufenbiel
Light Design by Nicole Pierce
Costumes by Matthew LeFebvre
Photos by Cory Weaver
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