Eilin O’Dea Stars in Fusion Theatre’s ‘Medea’

By Afton Wooten

Soprano and director Eilin O’Dea takes on the title role in Fusion Theatre’s upcoming production of Cherubini’s “Medea.”

The cast includes Alessandro Caronna, Kat Collins, Kara Gordon, Kenny Harmon, Rina Haruki, Nicole LeBlanc, Maureen O’Boyle, Alexa Rabago, Patricio Rabago, and Ruth Rooney. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. Areti Giovanou serves as the music director.

Fusion Co-Founder Paul Gerrit Groen said in a press release, “Music intensifies and elucidates the drama by extending an emotion or a moment, allowing for sharp contrasts, and heightening the subtext.” He continues by saying “By integrating a classical operatic Medea into the classic Greek tragedy, we bring the world from which Medea is now excluded right to her doorstep, and audiences can experience multiple, augmented levels of conflict, love and regret simultaneously, and from various points of view.”

Performances are held March 13-31, 2024 at the Gene Frankel Theatre.