march, 2025

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08mar8:00 pmMédéeOpéra National Orchestre Montpellier


Event Details

Joyce reprises the role of Cherubini’s Médée at Opéra after her debut in the iconic role at the Opéra Comique.

Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Wagner… all admired Cherubini’s Medea. In line with Gluck’s works, this three-act comic opera, inspired by the tragedies of Euripide, Seneca and Cornelius, shows us the cruel revenge of a wounded woman, considering infanticide as a punishment for the unfaithful love of her husband Jason. In this tragedy of jealousy, ignited with hatred and passion, Cherubini paves the way for romantic opera and announces the heroines of Bellini, Beethoven and Berlioz. In the 1950s, the masterpiece was reborn thanks to Maria Callas and here it is now magnified, in its original version, with its sung numbers and spoken dialogues. Marie-Ève Signeyrole captures the emotional intensity and psychological complexity through the power and drama of music.


Jean-Marie Zeitouni, musical direction

Marie-Ève Signeyrole, staging and video design

Fabien Teigné, Decors

Yashi, Costumes

Philippe Berthomé, lights

Artis Dzērve, VIDEO

Louis Geisler, dramaturgy

Joyce El-Khoury, Medea

Julien Behr, Jason

Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Creon

Lila Dufy, Dircée

Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Néris

Jennifer Michel, a servant

Natalia Ruda, a servant

Noëlle Gény, choir conductor

Choir National Opera Montpellier Occitanie

Montpellier Occitanie National Orchestra



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