MAYR, J.S.: Medea in Corinto (Bavarian State Opera, 2010)

MAYR, J.S.: Medea in Corinto (Bavarian State Opera, 2010)


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Medea in Corinto

Festival: Bayreuth Festival
Venue: National Theater, Munich
Playing Time: 02:31:25
Catalogue Number: A05018182

Giovanni Simone Mayr's Medea in Corinto is "the most absolutely amazing opera discovery in decades" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Mayr, born in Germany in 1763, became one of the most important composers of Italian opera between Mozart and Rossini. He also taught many reputable composers, such as Donizetti. Written at the dawn of romanticism and the bel canto era, his main works unite stylistic characteristics of Viennese classicism with Italian melodic exuberance. Medea in Corinto was premiered in Naples in 1813.

At the Bavarian State Opera, director Hans Neuenfels stages this tragedy of betrayed love, lust for power and murderous hatred as a fascinating political thriller. Providing a vigorous orchestral support for soprano Nadja Michael as Medea and Ramon Vargas as her ex-husband Giasone, conductor Ivor Bolton plumbs the depths of Mayr's rich score.

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