as part of Metropolitan Opera Live
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, 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 Glauce’s father, Creonte, the King of Corinth; and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Medea’s confidante, Neris. Carlo Rizzi conducts. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
3 hrs, 10 min.
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Medea: Sondra Radvanovsky
Glauce: Janai Brugger
Neris: Ekaterina Gubanova
Giasone: Matthew Polenzani
Creonte: Michele Pertusi
"Critic's Pick!" – New York Times
"MEDEA cements Radvanovsky's position as thrilling prima donna assoluta. Her acting was brilliant – with auburn hair a mess and streaks of mascara running down her face, she slithered, crawled, grabbed at the earth and stood tall, all while bringing to life this hideous character. Her curtain call was met with a wild ovation, complete with torn programs wafting down from the Met’s upper reaches." – Bachtrack