By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera)
The Metropolitan Opera is set to open its 2022–23 season with the company premiere of Cherubini’s “Medea.”
The opera, which will open on Sept. 27, 2022, was made famous by Maria Callas in the 1950s.
Sondra Radvanovsky will sing Medea for the first time alongside Matthew Polenzani as Giasone, Janai Brugger as Glauce, Michele Pertusi as Creonte, the King of Corinth, and Ekaterina Gubanova as Neris, Medea’s servant.
The opera will mark Radvanovsky’s fourth appearance in a new production at the Met by David McVicar following collaborations for “Roberto Devereux,” “Il Trovatore,” and “Norma.”
Carlo Rizzi conducts the production.
Following opening night on Sept. 27, seven additional performances run through Oct. 28. A live simulcast of the opening night performance will be presented free to the public in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for the second year, in partnership with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and NYC Parks. The performance also will be seen on multiple screens in Times Square and Oct. 22 the opera will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the globe as part of the Met’s Live in HD series.
Additionally, the Sept. 27 and Oct. 13 performances of “Medea” will be broadcast live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel.