STRAUSS Elektra / Nilsson, Resnik 4173452

. . . the recording of choice . . . Nilsson's performance -- forceful, controlled and emotionally vibrant -- carries the day.

. . . [Nilsson]: an Elektra unsurpassed in the modern era . . . in the passage where she is mourning her supposedly dead brother she substitutes a sense of desperation which harrows the senses . . . [Regina Resnik as Klytemnaestra is] plunging into the lowest depths of the contralto voice with sinister effect . . . [the chorus]: they are excellent in their brief contributions towards the end.