Met Live in HD: MEDEA (Cherubini)

October 22, 2022 12:55 pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 50 min

Composed by Luigi Cherubini at the end of the 18th century, Medea was revived as a star vehicle for Maria Callas in the 1950s.  Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, and one of the most celebrated singers in our world today, Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. Joining Radvanovsky in the Met-premiere production of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece is tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s Argonaut husband, Giasone; soprano Janai Brugger as her rival for his love, Glauce; bass Michele Pertusi as her father, Creonte, the King of Corinth; and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Medea’s confidante, Neris. The story is based on Euripides’s tragedy of the same title.

Runtime: 2 hrs 50 min

A free pre-performance talk will take place 45 minutes before the broadcast begins. Please join us to hear insights and excerpts of the music, history, and cast of each opera.

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