Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to local theatre screens in an intermissionless presentation that not only leaves the singers gasping for air, but the audience as well. Elektra is one high voltage opera as our video samples amply demonstrate.
We preview “Manon Lescaut,” Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris complete with clips of arias, some history and a synopsis.
Documentaries have changed and become a record of the diversity and challenges of life today in both smalltown USA and the wider world.
Boundary-breaking artist Laurie Anderson brings her renowned documentary Heart of a Dog — an autobiographical film about love and loss — as the first installation of MASS MoCA’s annual documentary film series, Love is Complicated.
Ren Jender (Bitch Flicks) shares her reviews and comments on Laurie Anderson’s film and finds it is mostly a meditation on grief and death with the focus on her dog, a rat terrier named Lolabelle. What it isn’t about, at least not directly, is Lou Reed, though he has a cameo in the film.
Review of Yasmina Reza’s outrageously funny Tony winning play in which two perfectly behaved couples meet to discuss a fight their two sons had, when civility slips away and all hell breaks loose.