Richard Strauss "Elektra", Toronto, Canadian Opera Company,
April 21, 2007

Ewa Podles’s Klytämnestra appeared as a monstrous but mortally injured bird of prey. Her huge voice, of seemingly immeasurable depth and resonance, and her subtly detailed shading of every phrase suited this larger-than-life character so perfectly that the feeling gripped the hushed audience that there could perhaps be no finer performance of this role.

July 2007

by Christopher Hoile