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Medea

Music: Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Libretto: Thomas Corneille

Productions

Opéra, Paris, 1693
London Coliseum, 2013, ENO

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Opéra, Paris (as Médée)
First performance: 4th December 1693

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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London Coliseum
First performance:15th February 2013.
English National Opera/ENO.
English Translation: Christopher Cowell. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
Director: David McVicar. Designer: Bunny Christie.
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable. Choreographer: Lynne Page.
Assistant Conductor: Murray Hipkin. Chorus Master: Jörn Andresen.
Assistant Chorus Master: Genevieve Ellis. Leader: Janice Graham.

CharacterPlayed By
Medea, Princess of ColchisSarah Connolly
Jason, Prince of ThessalyJeffrey Francis
Creon, King of CorinthBrindley Sherratt
Creusa, Creon's daughter/Phantom IKatharine Manley
Orontes, Prince of ArgosRoderick Williams
Nerina, Medea's confidanteRhian Lois
Cleonis, Creusa's confidante/Cupid/Cupid's captivesAoife O'Sullivan
Arcas, Jason's confidante/VengeanceOliver Dunn
Corinthian/Jealousy/Cupid's captivesJohn McMunn
Italian woman/Phantom II/Cupid's captivesSophie Junker
Corinthian/ArgiveJeremy Budd
Medea and Jason's sonsEwan Guthrie
Medea and Jason's sonsHarry Collins
15, 22 Feb, 6, 12, 16 Mar
Medea and Jason's sonsTheo Williams
20, 28 Feb, 8, 14 Mar
DancersLuke Divall, Thomas Herron, Merry Holden, Steve Johnstone, Susan King, Adam Kirkham, Eva Koniavitou, Adrien Mastrosimone, Gemma Payne, Anwar Russell, Lorraine Stewart, Chloe Wilkinson
ChildrenHarry Collins, Ewan Guthire, Theo Williams
Musicians
Viola da gambaReiko Ichise
Theorbo/guitarDai Miller
TheorboJakob Lindberg
HarpsichordNicholas Ansdell-Evans
ViolinsJanice Graham, Gonzalo Acosta
Bass violinCathy Rimer
RecordersIan Wilson, Merlin Harrison
Bass recorderCatherine Fleming

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