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Not even an injured knee can stop Nina Stemme’s powerful performance as Elektra

The soprano makes an impressive Lyric debut.

Lyric Opera’s 2012 production of Elektra, Richard Strauss’s one-act powerhouse of misery, set a high bar for follow-ups. The current revival with a new cast lost its dress rehearsal to the polar vortex and greeted its opening-night audience with an announcement that celebrated Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, making her Lyric debut in the title role, had injured her knee and would have to curtail her movement on stage.…

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