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  Medea at Harris Theater

Medea

Harris Theater
205 E. Randolph Chicago

The story of Medea continues in this second of the three-opera cycle presented by Chicago Opera Theater. Following Cavalli’s bawdy and humorous Jason where Medea is introduced as a loving helpmate to Jason, Charpentier’s opera reveals the tragic side of one of mythology’s most famous - and feared - witches. Early music specialist Christian Curnyn, who conducted 2010's heralded Jason, returns for the next chapter in Medea's story.

Presented by Chicago Opera Theater

Thru - May 1, 2011



Price: $30-$120

Show Type: Opera

Box Office: 312-704-8414

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Chicago Stage Review - Recommended

"...The two stories do have one interesting, macabre detail in common. As Hercules meets his doom by way of a robe infused with poison, so Medea exacts revenge on her romantic rival.  But Creuse’s death alone is not enough to satisfy Medea’s unfathomable rage.  As she prepares to sweep out of Corinth she delivers a final, devastating blow to her unfaithful husband – one that will change her own life forever."
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Lori Dana


Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...Christian Curnyn, a rising star in the early-music constellation, conducts the superb Baroque Band, a period-instrument orchestra of impeccable quality, in a score that abounds with sensuous instrumental interludes. The cold and ruined set by Francois-Pierre Couture may be dark and dour but the sounds you’ll hear will transport you to Versailles and make you feel like a king."

Lawrence Bommer


Chicago Theater Beat - Highly Recommended

"...Well, COT’s Medea has tons of mojo. More’s the pity that there are only three more performances before it closes–run, do not walk, to see them."

Paige Listerud



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