ENO presents a stylish new production of Charpentier’s Medea - this first-ever UK staging follows the Company’s continued exploration of French Baroque masterpieces.
Acclaimed opera director David McVicar and star mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly reunite following the overwhelming success of their previous collaborations for ENO in Der Rosenkavalier and Agrippina. They bring the full force of their combined talents to explosively retell this most chilling Greek tragedy. Connolly sings the title role of the banished, betrayed and besieged sorceress who exacts terrible vengeance upon her faithless lover and all those he holds dear.
Joining them is Baroque opera specialist Christian Curnyn, whose celebrated conducting of Castor and Pollux last year, was hailed as ‘revelatory’ (Daily Telegraph) and ‘ravishingly done’ (The Guardian). Completing the stellar line up are American tenor Jeffrey Francis as Medea’s doomed husband Jason along with young British soprano Katherine Manley as Creuse, and Roderick Williams and Brindley Sherratt as Orontes and Creon.
15 Feb - 16 Mar