Medea (The Metropolitan Opera)
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Medea (The Metropolitan Opera)
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Medea (The Metropolitan Opera) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(10 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
0%
Negative
10%
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Great singing, Absorbing, Intense, Riveting, Dark

About the Show

The Met premiere of Cherubini's classic opera based on the Greek tragedy. Read more Show less

Member Reviews (10)

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343 Reviews | 42 Followers
87
Riveting, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Diva Sondra! Fireworks. Mirror stage design simple and effective.

Don't see it if Seeking more action

291 Reviews | 74 Followers
88
Resonant, Profound, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I was lucky to see the opening night performance of this wonderful production. The soprano portraying Medea Sondra Radvanovsky was just

Don't see it if Intense and earned many applause from those in attendance. A great way to start the new season at the Metropolitan Opera.

309 Reviews | 59 Followers
86
Dark, Exceptional lead singer, Lesser-known opera

See it if you like your revenge operas on full tilt: larger than life emotions, tender love scenes, brutal betrayals,violent endings & wronged heroine

Don't see it if you're not a fan of McVicar's always-somber dark staging (large mirror provides some nice visual touches, but overall the stage is boring).

183 Reviews | 35 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Epic, Great singing, Great acting

See it if The incandescent soprano Sondra Radvanovsky burns a hole in the Met stage in Cherubini's Medea; aided by Matthew Polenzani's fierce Jason

Don't see it if Cherubini's music is a bit lackluster & McVicar's staging is a bit indulgent but nothing can dim Radvanovsky's raging, aggrieved Medea

148 Reviews | 19 Followers
82
Slow, Masterful, Intense, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a powerhouse performance by Sondra Radvanovsky who is amazing in the demanding title role

Don't see it if you don’t like opera or Greek tragedy, or want to see great ensemble opera. The beginning and every other scene without Radvanovsky dragged

64 Reviews | 5 Followers
85
Ambitious, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love opera

Don't see it if You don't like opera

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
86
Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like operas, it is very well done

Don't see it if Disturbing story involving children

55 Reviews | 10 Followers
45
Musty dusty museum piece pseudo theater . . ., Singing 10, looks 3 . . ., Static af . . .

See it if world-class singers and orchestra trapped in circa 1970s community college mise en scene appeals . . .

Don't see it if you expect theater creatives to actually attempt fresh interpretation of a hoary antique in a way that moves a modern audience . . . Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
September 28th, 2022

"The influence of 'Medea,' in turn, can be heard in the fiery outbursts and discomfiting mad scenes in the bel canto works of the decades that followed."
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The Wall Street Journal
September 28th, 2022

"The opera itself, even in this eye-catching new production directed and designed by David McVicar, is a creaky thing."
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Theatermania
September 28th, 2022

"This is the kind of finely crafted madness that keeps us coming back to the Met."
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