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December 12 - December 17, 2017
11:00 - 12:30 Opernhaus, Upper Foyer (I. Rang)

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December 12 - December 17, 2017
11:00 - 12:00 Opernhaus, Balcony Foyer (III. Rang)

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12:00 - 12:30 Opernhaus, Balcony Foyer (III. Rang)

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December 12 - December 17, 2017
13:00 Opernhaus, Upper Foyer (I. Rang)
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15:00 - 16:15 Nord
Georg Friedrich Händel

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18:00 - 21:45 Opernhaus
Information
Opernhaus
Premiere
3 December 2017
Duration
2 hrs. 15 min. (no intermission)
Performances, Cast, Tickets
December 2017
03.12.2017 18:00 - 20:15 | Cast
- / 18 / - / 41 / 54 / 67 / 83 / 100 / 116 € / G
08.12.2017 19:00 - 21:15 | Cast
9 / 17,50 / 25,50 / 38 / 50 / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F
27.12.2017 19:00 - 21:15 | Cast | iCal | Tickets
9 / 17,50 / 25,50 / 38 / 50 / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F
January 2018
08.01.2018 19:00 - 21:15 | Cast | iCal | Tickets
9 / 15 / 21,50 / 32 / 42 / 53 / 65 / 78 / 91 € / E
15.01.2018 19:00 - 21:15 | Cast | iCal | Tickets
9 / 15 / 21,50 / 32 / 42 / 53 / 65 / 78 / 91 € / E
31.01.2018 19:00 - 21:15 | Cast | iCal | Tickets
9 / 15 / 21,50 / 32 / 42 / 53 / 65 / 78 / 91 € / E
February 2018
05.02.2018 19:00 - 21:15 | Cast | iCal | Tickets
9 / 17,50 / 25,50 / 38 / 50 / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 €
Cast Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
Show
Conductor: Alejo Pérez, Director: Peter Konwitschny, Stage and Costume Design: Johannes Leiacker, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Chorus: Christoph Heil, Dramaturgy: Bettina Bartz

Medea: Cornelia Ptassek, Jason: Sebastian Kohlhepp, Kreon: Shigeo Ishino, Kreusa: Josefin Feiler, Neris: Helene Schneiderman, 1. Bridesmaid: Aoife Gibney, 2. Bridesmaid: Fiorella Hincapié, Two Sons of Medea and Jason: Johannes Rempp, Justus Laukemann / Ariles Slimani, Jasper Meyer-Eggen, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Medea

by Luigi Cherubini
in German with German supertitles

Heiko Cullmann (critical original edition)
Bettina Bartz / Werner Hintze (new German version of the text)

In Euripides’ tragedy, the heroine Medea, daughter of the king of Kolchis, falls in love with the Greek Jason. With Medea’s assistance Jason succeeds in robbing the Golden Fleece. Together, they escape to Greece, where they are forced to wander about homeless. Finally Kreon, the king of Korinth, offers asylum to Jason and his children, provided that Jason separates from the barbaric Medea and marries Kreon’s daughter instead. Medea, blind and deaf with rage upon that betrayal, seeks revenge on Jason by murdering the bride and her own two children.

Both, Beethoven and Brahms admired Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842) as the most important dramatic composer of all times. With the world premiere of Medea in 1797, Cherubini had created his masterpiece. We present the opera with a German translation and a version of dialogue specifically commissioned for the Stuttgart stage.

INTRODUCTION

Introduction
Sunday, 23 November 2017
An introduction to the next premiere presented by the production team. The presentation is held in German and takes place at the Grand Tier Foyer (I. Rang).
More information about Medea here.

Pre-performance Introduction (in German)
45 minutes prior to the start of every performance, Opera House, Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang).
Photo gallery
SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

ACT I
On her wedding day, Creusa, the daughter of the king of Corinth, is deeply troubled. She is afraid of Medea, the infamous ex-wife of her betrothed, Jason. Medea is said to be a sorceress. It is also well-known that she was once a princess of Colchis, who not only helped Jason steal the Golden Fleece from her father for the Greeks, but also dismembered her own brother to ensure the escape of Jason and his crew of Argonauts. After that, Jason and Medea were welcome nowhere in Greece. Medea’s cunning murder of Pelias, Jason’s usurping uncle, triggered another campaign of retaliation. To avoid that vendetta, Jason has separated from Medea.
    Creon has granted Jason asylum in Corinth and received in return his priceless loot, the Golden Fleece. The planned union of Jason and Creusa is meant to seal the deal.
    The wedding celebrations are interrupted by the arrival of an unwelcome guest: Medea. The king berates her, calling her a witch and a savage, and threatens to banish her from the city. Medea asks to speak privately with Jason. She accuses him of betraying her. Since she still loves him, she offers him a choice: a future together or bloody vengeance. Jason remembers ruefully how much blood and tears the Golden Fleece has already cost. Medea prophesies that there will be more bloodshed to come.

ACT II
Medea’s handmaiden Neris warns her that the aggressive mood in Corinth is turning against her. By abasing herself before Creon, Medea persuades him to postpone her banishment and grant her one last day in Corinth. Neris, who has known and cared for Medea since her childhood, understands that her own life will be bound up with that of her mistress until the end.
    Jason hopes for an amicable parting with Medea. However, he utterly rejects her request to take their sons with her. He wants to make a new home in Corinth with the children. His demeanor stokes Medea’s rage and despair. For the final time, they both are overcome by their deep connection due to love and felony. Jason painfully tears himself away from her and steps before the marriage altar, where Creon and Creusa await him.
    With the festive music audible in the distance, Neris helps Medea prepare a poisoned dress. Her sons are supposed to present it to the bride as a wedding gift.

ACT III
A storm rages as Medea continues to plot her revenge. She wrestles with the awful decision to murder her own sons as a way of punishing their ungrateful father.
    Cries for revenge carry the news of Creusa’s death. Neris goes in search of Jason, hoping to save the children at the last moment. But already his sons are no longer among the living. For a moment, Medea is triumphant. Then the hate of the Corinthians against all strangers errupts.