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Médée (ii) (‘Medea’)locked

  • Stephen C. Willis

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Opéra comique in three acts by luigi Cherubini to a libretto by franoçois-benoît Hoffman ; Paris, Théâtre Feydeau, 13 March 1797.

At the première the title role was sung by Julie-Angélique Scio, who was acclaimed for her interpretations of difficult declamatory parts and whose early death from tuberculosis was attributed to excessive vocal gymnastics in roles such as Medea. The first Jason was Pierre Gaveaux, also a renowned composer of ...

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