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Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, IDRIS LEWIS
GLYN EVANS (baritone)
Medea in Cherubini's opera is presented as the spirit of evil and the full story ot her dread vengeance is powerfully depicted. The opera must have been a very difficult one to put on the stage with any resources which were available in Cherubini's day. At the end, after she has put her rival to cruel death, and murdered all her own children, she is driven off through the air in a chariot drawn by fire-breathing dragons, while earthquake and a rain of fire from the skies reduce palace and temple to crumbling ruin. The overture, stem and serious music though it is, is much more melodious than such a tale would lead one to look for; that, again, was demanded by custom.


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Baritone: Glyn Evans

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