Composer(s): Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Peggy Kriha Dye
This opera is the most profound example of French lyric theatre of the 17th century.
Medea, the powerful sorceress of Greek myth, betrays her country and her family in order to assist her lover Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece. When she is no longer of use to him, Jason abandons her for a prestigious political marriage. In so doing, Jason has vastly underestimated Medea’s power, and she exacts a terrible vengeance that envelopes everyone closest to his heart.
“Spectacular … as fiery as Hell itself”
- Toronto Star
“Magnificent … exciting”
- The Globe and Mail
No performances scheduled.