Notes & Reviews:
World Premiere Recording of Mayr's Medea in Corinto is "the most absolutely amazing opera discovery in decades" Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Based on the ancient tragedy of Medea, who kills her children in a mad act of blind revenge against her faithless husband. The work deals with timeless subjects. Mayr (b.1763) was one of the most important composers of Italian opera between Mozart & Rossini, and also taught many reputable composers such as Donizetti. Although his works are largely forgotten today, they were played by all major theaters in Europe during his lifetime. A triumph for the Bavarian State Opera, staged with Nadja Michael & Ramon Vargas. Bonus material: making of, interviews with cast & production team, rehearsal & backstage footage, life & works of Mayr.
International Record Review
Bolton conducts a performance in which there is no relaxing of the story of these unsavoury folk...[Michael] is on good vocal form, powerful on high and even using an occasional touch of chest-voice: probably retained from her time as a mezzo. There is venom but also a freedom that enables her to deal effectively with quicker flights. Her acting conveys Medea's anger, envy and desire for retribution.
Run Time: 119 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
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Works DetailsMayr, Simon : Medea in Corinto, opera
- Performers: Ramón Vargas (Tenor); Alek Shrader (Tenor); Alastair Miles (Bass); Nadja Michael (Mezzo Soprano)
- Conductor: Ivor Bolton
- Ensemble: Bayerische Staatsorchester
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta