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English National Opera's Medea, London Coliseum

Banished, betrayed and besieged on all sides, the barbarian sorceress Medea exacts a terrible vengeance upon her faithless lover and all those he holds dear. Following the ‘knockout success’ (whatsonstage.com) of Rameau’s Castor and Pollux, ENO continues its pioneering exploration of French Baroque operatic masterpieces with the first-ever UK staging of Charpentier’s opera. Reworking one of the most enduringly disturbing of all the Greek myths – that of a mother who murders her own children – Charpentier’s thrillingly orchestrated score boasts a harmonic daring and psychological complexity unparalleled in its day.

The exemplary cast includes internationally acclaimed British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly in the title role, American tenor Jeffrey Francis making his ENO debut as Jason and exceptional baritone Roderick Williams as Orontes.... Read more >>

Running time: 3h 10m

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