Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet reviews
The Times 2006- Elektra "In the title role Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet was spine-chillingly powerful in the big, deranged moments, but a few purrs short of sumptuousness in the great monologue where Elektra incestuously drools over her returning brother, Orest." The Times, Richard Morrison - 15 August 2006
"Musically and dramatically, hers is an astonishing characterisation. Her voice - dark-sounding, rich and strong - is capable both of scything through Strauss's vast orchestra with ease and of transforming into a fragile, unearthly pianissimo in moments of lyricism. Dramatically, she is exceptionally subtle. She avoids the tendency to present Elektra as pathological from the outset, preferring instead to reveal the layers of obsession, ferocity and soul-destroying loneliness that lurk beneath the facade she has adopted as a defence against unspeakable past trauma. Much of what Charbonnet does is the stuff of genius."