Midea
Composer: Oscar Strasnoy
Librettist: Irina Possamai
Other Artistic Personnel: H. Brockhaus, Director; C. Antal, Set designer; A. Molino, Conductor
Original Cast: Orchestra del Teatro Lirico sperimentale di Spoleto
Premiere Date: September 08, 2000
Producing Company: L'Etat français
Description: 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.
Comments: This opera was awarded the Orpheus Prize in 1999
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: fl, ob, cl - hrn, tpt, tbn - str, pf, cel, hpsd, hrp, 2 perc, numeric tape
Musical Style: Contemporary chamber opera
Contact: Pro Lyrica/SACD or Oscar Strasnoy email: sue@canvasmanagement.com http://www.canvasmanagement.com
Composer Web Site: http://osc-ars.com/
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