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Medea the French full scale opera at London Coliseum. Tickets for Medea the Opera in London can be booked here!
Banished, betrayed, besieged on all sides, the barbarian sorceress Me-dea exacts a terrible vengeance upon her faithless lover and all those he holds most dear.
Following the ‘knockout success’ (whatsonstage.com) of Rameau’s Cas-tor and Pollux, ENO continues its pioneering exploration of French ba-roque operatic masterpieces with the first-ever UK/London staging of Charpentier’s dramatic full-scale opera.
Celebrated opera director David McVicar makes a welcome return to ENO to rework one of the most enduringly disturbing of all the Greek myths – that of a mother who murders her own children – Charpentier’s thrillingly orchestrated score boasts a harmonic daring and psychological complexity unparalleled in its day.