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*CANCELLED* Live Cinema Series: “Elektra” – The Royal Opera August 5 @ 6:00 pm $10 – $15

This production was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, so they were unable to film it for our viewing in the Live Cinema Series. All ticket-holders have been contacted by e-mail.


Richard Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. The Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 3 hours. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.

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For a limited time purchase three or more 2020 Live Cinema screenings together (using the Buy Package link below or by calling the box office) and save 27% off the adult ticket price:


Are you visiting from out of town?

    • Book your hotel stay between August 5 and 6 and use this link to secure a special group rate of $139/night at Courtyard Marriott (expires Friday, July 24).

The 2020 Live Cinema Series is supported by Shakespeare Walla Walla, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to make Shakespeare and theater approachable and entertaining to students in eastern Washington and Oregon. 

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The 2020 Gesa Power House Theatre Season is sponsored by:

   Coldwell Banker First Realtors   Foundry Vineyards    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo

KAPP-KVEW TV, Courtyard Marriott, Pacific PowerNorthwest Public Broadcasting

Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

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