Composer Luigi CHERUBINI Director David McVICAR Musical Director Carlo RIZZI Cast Sondra Radvanovsky (Medea), Janai Brugger (Glauce), Ekaterina Gubanova (Neris), Matthew Polenzani (Jason), Michele Pertusi (Creonte)The story In Corinth, Glauce prepares with anxiety for her wedding with Jason, the Argonaut holder of the precious Golden Fleece. She fears the reprisals of Medea, Jason's former wife and mother of his two children, desperate to have been abandoned. When Jason refuses to return to her, and despite the comforting words of her servant Neris, Medea secretly plots her terrible revenge.Why go see this opera? Made famous in its Italian version by the great Maria Callas, Medea takes as its subject the devastating quest for revenge of the sorceress of Colchis abandoned by Jason, for whom she betrayed her homeland. This rare opera, inspired by a mythological tale of extreme dramatic tension, enters the Met's repertoire with American-Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky for an exceptional season opening live in the theater.Opera in three acts presented in Italian with French subtitles.
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