MAYR, J.S.: Medea in Corinto (Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2015)


 

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Medea in Corinto

Venue: Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca
Playing Time: 02:46:47
Catalogue Number: 37735
UPC: 8007144377359

Giovanni Simone Mayr was a musician of great success at the beginning of the 19th century. Medea in Corinto is one of his best operas. It was premiered at the San Carlo theatre in Naples in 1813, on a libretto by Felice Romani, and for decades it was one of the fortes of Isabella Colbran and Giuditta Pasta. Benedetto Sicca's direction has a great emotional impact, as have the distinctive and practiced performances of all the artists involved.

Fabio Luisi gives an intense reading of Mayr's music and masterfully underlines its deep psychological implications, while at the same time keeping in constant contact with the stage in a dramatic and enthusing crescendo. He is a Grammy Award-winning Italian conductor; principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and General Music Director of the Zurich Opera. Two great tenors are in the important roles of Jason and Aegeus: Michael Spyres and Enea Scala. Medea is entrusted to the Spaniard Davinia Rodriguez, who easily tackles even the difficult cavatina with obbligato violin of Act I, traditionally almost always omitted.

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