Hold on tight Medea is coming

16 Jan

Sarah Connolly sings ‘Such is the price of love’ / Quel prix de mon amour

You all know with how much excitement I’ve been waiting for this production to finally arrive. Since the launch of the season last April I have been intrigued what David McVicar will do with Charpentier’s glorious baroque confection.
With Covent Garden pretty much ignoring baroque, relegating it downstairs, claiming audiences would not be interested in sufficient numbers and without a period instrument orchestra. It is the turn of opera loving audiences to prove them wrong.

According to the press release: ENO’s new production of Medea relocates the famous Greek tragedy to the 1940s, setting it against a decadent, hyper-stylised 1940s backdrop which McVicar describes as “styled to within an inch of its life”

If you have the slightest interest in baroque opera or want to see one of the greatest British singers, don’t miss this opportunity.  The last foray into this era by ENO with Castor and Pollux was a sparkling triumph of young talent.

———————Ticket Offer alert

50% off certain seats for the following dates: 
Friday 15  + Wednesday 20  + Friday 22  + Thursday 28 February + Wednesday 6 + Friday 8 March

Promo code: GUARDEXMED

More details here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/extra/members/2013/jan/23/extra-medea-offer

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