Medea

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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 sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Quanto gia corona amor

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Ahime gioir vorrei

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dircé
4O amore vieni a me

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dircé
5No non temer t'affidi

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon/Dircé
6O bella Glauce

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.06-1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
7Ah! colco pensier fatal

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jason
9Ah! gia troppo turbo questo

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon
10Pronube dive dei custodi

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.08-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.09

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King Créon
13Taci Giason e affisi immoto

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jason/Médée
14Dei tuoi figli la madre

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
15Son vane qui minacce

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jason/Médée
16Nemici senza cor

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
17Soffrir non posso troppa

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
18Ahimé mia signora

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/King Créon
20Ebben tutto mi manca

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris
22Solo un pianto

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris
23Creonte a me solo un giorno

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
25Verra presto all'altar

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
26Ah! triste canto

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.09

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
27Dolce nume dal ciel compi

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
29Numi venite a me

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
30Compiuto fu Medea

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Néris
32Neris che hai del dono

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
34Oh! Dei pieta di noi

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
35O cielo il vil delitto

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.08

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

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

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.09

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: