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Oscar Strasnoy
Irina Possamai
H. Brockhaus, Director; C. Antal, Set designer; A. Molino, Conductor
Orchestra del Teatro Lirico sperimentale di Spoleto
September 08, 2000
L'Etat français
Midea is a Greek myth combining a number of universal and timeless human faculties and qualities: desire, abandonment, treason, rage, and vengeance. The story is based on a system of seduction, incarnated by Giasone, and Midea's infinite capacity for loving and suffering. Although Giasone leaves her in the end, preferring the power offered by Creonte, Midea's vengeance is nothing but a grouping of visual and acoustical hallucinations that she creates within him, thanks to her magical powers. Due to a theatrical ritual, Midea manages to recover her lost energies+--+as in theater lies a Dionysiac strength allowing one to exorcise all painful memory.
This opera was awarded the Orpheus Prize in 1999
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