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Undone by Elektra: Operatic Politics in the Age of Trump

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

In our moment -- with the contortion of American civic culture at all levels and in so many ways, with the imminent victory of casual but relentless bigotry sustained by a Trump presidency -- no self-respecting citizen, no audience ideal or real for the opera, should be satisfied with this sort of distraction.

Separated by a Sea: "Die Entfürung aus dem Serail" and a New Production of "Elektra" at the Met

Opera Teen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Opera Teen

There's something in the water over in the Mediterranean. From the sunny shores of Turkey (as seen in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Entfürung aus dem...

Vengeance Reigns in New Staging of 'Elektra'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Vengeance may best be served cold for some people, but in Strauss's Elektra it is a rite of unbridled passion and Nina Stemme conveys all its fury in ...

The Royal Treatment: Elektra with the Boston Orchestra Symphony at Carnegie Hall

Opera Teen | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Opera Teen

In a galvanizing, hair-raising performance, the Boston Symphony Orchestra arrived at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night a hundred strong and with a vengeance that could only be befitting of one character and the opera that was named for her: Richard Strauss' Elektra.

The Doors App and Beyond: A Conversation with Elektra/Nonesuch Founder Jac Holzman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo courtesy Holzman Family Archive A Conversation with Jac Holzman Mike Ragogna: Jac, it's an honor to interview you. You and your label Elektra ...

Elektra at ACT: Ancient Yet Timely, but Marred by Dubious Choices

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

How little the human race has changed in the 2,500 years since Sophocles' Elektra emerged on the Athenian stage. Her drive, her obsession, her fury had a single focus, expressed in one word: justice.

10 Best Female Action Heroes

The Guardian | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

Two fistfuls of badass ladies precede Scarlett Johansson, whose Black Widow takes to the screen in Avengers Assemble next week Claire Bennet Bef...

Sophocles' Elektra Staged at the Getty Villa

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The pursuit of justice is usually considered a noble aspiration. But what if that pursuit is tied to a grievance-driven, murderous obsession?

Q&A: Actress Jennifer Garner Is Treated to The Invention of Lying

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

British comic Ricky Gervais has one kicky concept behind his directorial debut, The Invention of Lying. On an alternate earth, humanity lacks the capacity for lying so truth-telling is just telling.