By Francisco Salazar
The Film Center at Lincoln Center is set to present Pasolini’s “Medea” starring Maria Callas.
The screening, which is set to take place on Sept. 20, marked Callas’ only role on the silver screen. Pier Paolo Pasolini’s interpretation of Euripides’s play shifts the tragedy away from Medea’s betrayal by Jason and her bloody revenge to the loss of her mystical homeland of Colchis.
The film will be screened in a 35mm print restored by S.N.C. Presentation. After the screening, there will be a panel moderated by Met Opera dramaturg Paul Cremo, with special guest appearances by NYU’s Ara H. Merjian and author Nick Gage.
The screening comes in anticipation for the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night production of Cherubini’s “Medea,” which will star Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.