Medea

More info on Medea

Composer:

Luigi Cherubini

Librettist:

François Benoit Hoffmann

Premiere:

13 March 1797, Paris (Théâtre Feydeau)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Medea Synopsis

Libretto:

Medea Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera Medea

Médée is a French language opéra-comique by Luigi Cherubini. The libretto by François-Benoît Hoffmann (Nicolas Étienne Framéry) was based on Euripides' tragedy of Medea and Pierre Corneille's play Médée.
The opera was premiered on 13 March 1797 at the Théâtre Feydeau, Paris. It met with a lukewarm reception and was not immediately revived. During the nineteenth- and most of the twentieth-century, it was usually performed in Italian translation as Medea, with the spoken dialogue replaced by recitatives not authorised by the composer. More recently, opera companies have returned to Cherubini's original version.
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Roles in Medea

Médée Soprano
Dircé Soprano
Néris Mezzo-Soprano
Jason Tenor
King Créon Bass
Captain of the Guard Spoken
Two Handmaidens of Dirce Soprano,Soprano
Two children Silent

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All scenes from Medea

Arias from Medea
Duets from Medea

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Quanto gia corona amor Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Ahime gioir vorrei Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dircé
4O amore vieni a me Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dircé
5No non temer t'affidi Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon/Dircé
6O bella Glauce Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.06-1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
7Ah! colco pensier fatal Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dircé/King Créon/Jason
8Or che piu non vedro Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jason
9Ah! gia troppo turbo questo Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon
10Pronube dive dei custodi Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.08-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon/Dircé/Jason
11Signor ferma una donna a vostre soglie Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.09

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon/Médée/Jason
12Qui tremar devi tu donna rea Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon
13Taci Giason e affisi immoto Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jason/Médée
14Dei tuoi figli la madre Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
15Son vane qui minacce Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jason/Médée
16Nemici senza cor Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
17Soffrir non posso troppa Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
18Ahimé mia signora Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris/King Créon/Médée
19Date almen per pieta un asilo Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/King Créon
20Ebben tutto mi manca Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/King Créon
21Medea Medea e tutta vinta Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris
22Solo un pianto Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris
23Creonte a me solo un giorno Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Néris/Jason
24Figli miei miei tresor Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
25Verra presto all'altar Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
26Ah! triste canto Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.09

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
27Dolce nume dal ciel compi Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon/Dircé/Médée/Jason
28Intermezzo 3 Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
29Numi venite a me Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
30Compiuto fu Medea Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris/Médée
31Del fiero duol che il cor Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Néris
32Neris che hai del dono Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris/Médée
33E che? Io son Medea Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
34Oh! Dei pieta di noi Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
35O cielo il vil delitto Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.08

Type: trio,choir,finaleVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason/Néris
36Vendicar giusto ciel! Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.09

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: