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Luigi Cherubini MEDEA

Author: Clasart Classic

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky triumphs as the mythic title sorceress in Cherubini’s rarely performed drama.

  • Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of Cherubini’s MEDEA | Copyright: © Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

    Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of Cherubini’s MEDEA © Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

Following triumphant performances at the Met as some of the repertory’s most dramatic heroines, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings Medea for the first time, taking on the tour-de-force role made famous by Maria Callas. Joining Radvanovsky is tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s husband, Giasone (Jason the Argonaut); soprano Janai Brugger as the rival for his love, Glauce; bass Michele Pertusi as Glauce’s father, Creonte, the King of Corinth; and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Neris, Medea’s confidante. The production is directed by David McVicar, who also designed the sets, with Carlo Rizzi on the podium.

“Sondra Radvanovsky has the vocal goods and stage presence for the role of the revenge-crazed sorceress … eye-catching new production directed and designed by David McVicar.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“Both timeless and utterly modern … Radvanovsky was … a revelation … emotional intensity and depth.” (Observer)

Production year 2022
Production Company The Metropolitan Opera
Duration 150min.
Composer Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra / Band The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Stage Director David McVicar
Soloist Sondra Radvanovsky
Soloist Matthew Polenzani
Soloist Janai Brugger
Soloist Ekaterina Gubanova
Soloist Michele Pertusi

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