[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.