Elektra (Susan Bullock) brandishes the axe that killed her father, Agammenon — in hopes that it will also kill her mother, Klytaemnestra. Karin Cooper hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To The Opera

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Hear An Audio Introduction To The Opera

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Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'La Boheme'

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Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'Elektra'

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Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'Daughter of the Regiment'

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Washington National Opera on World of Opera -- 'Bluebeard's Castle'

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