Sabine Hogrefe will perform the title role in Strauss’s Elektra at tonight’s performance, Monday March 12 at 7.30pm, replacing Christine Goerke who is ill.
The German soprano makes her Met debut in tonight’s performance. She has previously sung the role of Elektra at Germany’s Theater Regensburg and Landestheater Detmold. Other engagements include Kostelnicka in Janáček’s Jenufa at the Opera Dijon, Ortrud in Wagner’s Lohengrin at Oper Frankfurt, and Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Siegfried at the Staatsoper Hannover.
Tonight’s performance of Elektra is conducted by Met Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin and includes Elza van den Heever as Chrysothemis, Michaela Schuster as Klytämnestra, Jay Hunter Morris as Aegisth, and Mikhail Petrenko as Orest.
Remaining performances are on March 17 (matinee) and 23, 2018.