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The Handel Opera Project Presents Médée on May 4

By William Ludtke
Friday April 18, 2014 - 11:06:00 AM

On Sunday, May 4th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.,The Handel Opera Project will present, Médée by Luigi Cherubini.

Beethoven regarded Cherubini as the greatest of his contemporaries and his opera Medea in its Italian version was made famous by none other than Maria Callas. The performance stars soprano Eliza O’Malley in the title role; tenor Brian Thorsett in the role of Jason; soprano Sara Hagenbuch as Dirce; baritone Martin Bell as dirce’s father Creon; and mezzo-soprano Kathleen Moss as Neris. 

The performance will take place at The Christian Science Organization at the University building, 2601 Durant in Berkeley, a beautiful historic building designed by Bernard Maybeck’s student Henry H. Gutterson which has undergone some major repairs recently. With its splendid acoustics, the hall is a wonderful space for chamber opera. 

In the past two seasons, The Handel Opera Project has performed Giulio Cesare, Acis and Galatea, Allor chio dissi addio, and Rodelinda all by out namesake, Mr. Handel – as well as Mr. Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Mr. Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and The Impresario, and Mr. Gluck’s Orphee et Euridice 

The Handel Opera Project is an affiliate of The San Francisco Early Music Society.