Simon Mayr's 'Medea in Corinto' From Valle d'Itria Festival

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Simon Mayr's 'Medea in Corinto' From Valle d'Itria Festival in Italy. Simon Mayr's 'Medea in Corinto' From Valle d'Itria Festival in Italy. (Valle d'Itria Festival, Martina Franco, Italy)
Operavore

Not widely known today, Simon Mayr was among the most important opera composers of the early 19th century, bringing German harmonic language and orchestral color to the world of Italian opera. His "Medea in Corinto" tells the gripping mythological story of a woman so obsessed with revenge that she destroys her own children.

Mayr's exciting and often deeply moving "Medea in Corinto" comes to World of Opera in a first-rate production from the Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It's a drama that presents one of classic Greek mythology's most notorious characters in a distinctly sympathetic light — right up until she commits the stupefying crime of murdering her own children. Soprano Davinia Rodriquez stars in the title role, alongside tenors Michael Spyres and Enea Scala, in a performance led by conductor Fabio Luisi.

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Cast:

Medea: Davinia Rodriquez (soprano)
Jason: Michael Spyres (tenor)
Egeo: Enea Scala (tenor)
Creonte: Roberto Lorenzi (bass)
Creusa: Mihaela Marcu (soprano)
Evandro: Paolo Cauteruccio (tenor)
Ismene: Nozomi Kato (soprano)

Transylvania State Philharmonic Chorus
Italian International Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Comments [3]

Artists depend on good press. Or at least having their name spelled right. You have Michael Spyres (correct) in the cast list, but you have Michael Spyes (incorrect) in the body text of the article.

DuckDeadeye

Nov. 22 2015 04:08 AM
WQXR

Thank you Jack for your comment. We've added this to the page: Listen to World of Opera on the Operavore on stream each week here at WQXR.org. The program streams Thursdays at 4pm, Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 1pm

Nov. 19 2015 11:33 AM
Jack Walters from New Albany, PA

Did you know that the operavore stream is not listing the selections that is currently playing with opera name, artist , etc. It's been like this since at least yesterday.
Also, when is the Mayr opera Medea playing. It doesn't give that information on the page that announces it?
Thanks,
Jack Walters

Nov. 19 2015 10:51 AM

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