Watch this behind the scenes video of Medea in Corinto staged by Hans Neuenfels. A beautiful production starring Alastair Miles, Alek Shrader, Elena Tsallagova, Nadja Michael and Ramón Vargas.
Giovanni Simone Mayr's Medea in Corinto is "the most absolutely amazing opera discovery in decades" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Mayr, born in Germany in 1763, became one of the most important composers of Italian opera between Mozart and Rossini. At the Bavarian State Opera, director Hans Neuenfels stages this tragedy of betrayed love, lust for power and murderous hatred as a fascinating political thriller. Providing a vigorous orchestral support for soprano Nadja Michael as Medea and Ramón Vargas as her ex-husband Giasone, conductor Ivor Bolton plumbs the depths of Mayr's rich score.
In this documentary, interprets and stage director explain their reading of the opera and justify their original interpretative choices.
Philippe Jordan, David McVicar – Nadja Michael (Salome), Thomas Moser (Herod), Joseph Kaiser (Narraboth) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden