White Skirt Wednesday: Peristyle Pastimes


[It seems as if every major house is in the process of putting on the Chérau “Elektra” sooner or later, and I am more than fine with that. I am also more than fine with the promo materials the current Liceu run is using (and please don’t let me comment on this any further *biting fist*). Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) and Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis) in Strauss’ “Elektra”, Barcelona 2016. – Photo Credit: Victor Pascal/Liceu]

The Liceu run, also featuring the original Klytämnestra of Waltraud Meier, is a lovely December alternative for all those who need reassurance that their own holiday family gathering is likely not as bad as this one (though making passive-aggressive eggnog toasts with Meier’s Klytämnestra under the tree while Herlitzius’ Elektra glowers at the scene until the tree canfles auto-ignite is something I would pay for).

Performance dates are Dec. 7th, 11th, 15th, 19th and 23rd. (I opt for the 23rd. Christmas will seem a piece of cake after that. A piece of heavily spiked fruit punch cake) – and do click the link for more of Pascal’s footage.

3 thoughts on “White Skirt Wednesday: Peristyle Pastimes”

    1. The production is SO GOOD. Meier and Chéreau are a match that is bordering on scary – at times, I keep remembering the Milan Tristan with the details in her Isolde (2009, I think?). But it is everyone, and for, especially the details on the side, that look so casual, but are not.



      1. it IS so good, and I’m sure I missed much because HD camera choices plus poor projection meant a lot of dark stage for me. I really want to see it again, both for the details and just the whole experience. did i tell you, at the end, after the last music sounded, i said out loud, “OH MY GOD.”

        still not over it.


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