Strauss’ Elektra at the Dallas Opera

June 4th, 2024

“The most glorious singing, of seemingly limitless power and warmth, comes from soprano Angela Meade as Electra’s sister Chrysothemis” Dallas Morning News – Scott Cantrell

“The superstar in the strong cast was soprano Meade as Chrysothemis, Elektra’s less-violent, essentially well-adjusted sister. Meade sang with pitch-perfect gusto, and her voice consistently rang out over the orchestra. The audience heard every gorgeous note.” Classical Voice North America – Susan Geffen

“Dallas Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’s expressionist masterpiece Elektra opened Friday night at the Winspear Opera House and the performance was stunning in every respect…The strongest voice among the cast came from Angela Meade, who brought her robust soprano to the role of Elektra’s dubious sister Chrysothemis. The several duets for Owens and Meade were sensitively sung, their voices well matched. When Elektra cajoles Chrysothemis to join the revenge plot, Strauss employs the sweetest love-duet style, in which both sopranos were radiant. The sisters’ soaring victory duet after their father’s murder is avenged was a highlight.” Texas Classical Review – Stuart Cheney

“Angela Meade’s portrayal of Chrysothemis, Elektra’s sister, steals the spotlight with her thunderous belts and effortless high notes that are sure to electrify the audience (no pun intended!). Her resonant voice will leave a lasting impact, adding depth to the production.” Eskimo Tv – Jason Escamilla

“Owens is matched by Angela Meade’s portrayal of her emotionally crippled sister, Chrysothemis,… her nightmarish portrayal combined with her superlative vocal abilities makes her an ideal contrast to Owen’s more concentrated madness.” EarRelevant – Gregory Sullivan Isaacs