Premiere of Cherubini’s ‘Medea’ at the Metropolitan Opera
Matthew Polenzani makes his role debut as Giasone in David McVicar’s new production of Cherubini’s Medea at the Metropolitan Opera on September 27, October 1, 5, 8, 13, 18, 22 & 28. Marking the Met premiere of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece, the Met’s General Manager, Peter Gelb, says of the work: “Even though it was composed in the 18th century, it’s very relatable to today’s times.”
Carlo Rizzi conducts a star-studded cast, including Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of Medea, Janai Brugger as her rival for Giasone’s love, Glauce, bass Michele Pertusi as her father, Creonte, the King of Corinth, and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Medea’s confidante, Neris. The matinee performance on Oct. 22 will be shown live in HD to movie theaters worldwide. For more information, please visit the Met Opera’s website.
Sondra Radvanovsky and Matthew Polenzani sing an excerpt from Medea and Giasone’s Act II duet in the final dress rehearsal: