Sir Simon Rattle @ Oliver Helbig

United in love

After the universally delightful first collaboration on the occasion of a series of performances of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie in 2018, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle are coming together again in November to land another baroque opera coup: Charpentier’s opera Médée is on the programme, presented by a truly all-star cast: alongside Magdalena Kožená in the title role are Carolyn Sampson as Créuse and Reinoud Van Mechelen as Jason in a production by Peter Sellars.

19., 23., 25., 30. November, 02. Dezember 2023, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Berlin
21. November 2023, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
27. November 2023, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Magdalena Kožená Médée / Reinoud Van Mechelen Jason / Luca Tittoto Créon Carolyn Sampson Créuse / Jehanne Amzal Cléone / Gyula Orendt Oronte / Markéta Cukrová Nérine, Bellone, Fantome / Gonzalo Quinchahual La Jalousie / Dionysios Avgerinos La Vengance / Staatsopernchor / Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Simon Rattle Musical direction / Peter Sellars Staging / Frank Gehry Stage design / Camille Assaf Costume design / James F. Ingalls Lighting / Dani Juris Choir rehearsals / Antonio Cuenca Ruiz, Detlef Giese Dramaturgy

M.-A. Charpentier: Médée. Tragédie mise en musique (1693)