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Medea - 1982 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Immortalized by Euripides, the story of Medea has inspired numerous literary and musical works. Medea, the mythological sorceress and priestess of Hecate, murders her children when her husband, Jason, whom she had assisted in his successful quest for the Golden Fleece, repudiates her because he wishes to marry another woman. Traditional renditions of the story have portrayed Medea as a demonic figure, but Cherubini and his librettist, François-Benoit Hoffmann, while conveying the sheer horror of Medea's actions, bring out the humanity of a woman who is driven to unspeakable crimes by unbearable pain. In the France of 1797, the story of Medea could have easily been interpreted as an allegory of the Revolution who devours her own children. Cherubini's work is a brilliant synthesis of several types of opera: opéra comique, tragédie lyrique, Gluck's operatic style, and the allegorical opera of the French Revolution. In this opera, Cherubini's mastery of harmony, counterpoint, and orchestration -- which often anticipates the orchestral sound of Beethoven -- truly comes to the fore. Cherubini's peerless handling of musical form and drama rewards the listener with an extraordinary operatic experience. Beethoven admired Cherubini above all his contemporaries, and Medea was not only a source of inspiration but a model as well for Fidelio.

History:

Revival
Run Type: Unknown
Market: Broadway
Previews: April 27, 1982
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Closing: June 27, 1982

James Earl Jones Theater (Broadway)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009
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by Gabrielle Sierra - Apr 20, 2009
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by Eddie Varley - Apr 16, 2009
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2009
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Medea Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Medea been nominated for?
Best Costume Design for Jane Greenwood , Best Revival for Fran Weissler, Best Revival for Warren AustinBest Scenic Design for Ben Edwards and Reproduction (Play or Musical) for Barry.

What productions of Medea have there been?
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