World premiere: 25 January 1909, Hofoper, Dresden
Russian premiere: 18 February 1913, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Premiere of this production: 6 May 2007, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Elektra is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal adapted from his drama of 1903—the first of many such collaborations between composer and librettist. It was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on January 25, 1909, and remains a part of the standard operatic repertoire.
"Press Release: The Return of a Legendary Opera: Premiere of Richard Strauss’ Elektra at the Mariinsky Theatre (May 2007)"