Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Medea’ Heads for Live in HD This Weekend

By David Salazar

(Credit: Marty Sohl)

The Metropolitan Opera is set to take Cherubini’s “Medea” to movie theaters around the world on Oct. 22, 2022.

The broadcast, which kicks off at 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, is conducted by Carlo Rizzi and stars Sondra Radvanovksy in the title role. She is joined by Matthew Polenzani, Janai Brugger, and Michele Pertusi. David McVicar directs with Joyce DiDonato hosting the transmission.

“Even if the darkness of the opera might not have been apt for the celebratory mood of opening night, you couldn’t ask for more from the creative team the Met put on its stage,” said OperaWire’s review of the opening performance. “Radvanovsky was in peak form. The supporting cast was solid. The orchestra, under Rizzi, sounded as good as it has in ages. And the production did enough to elucidate the drama while allowing space for the music to come to the fore. “Medea” is the first must-see production of the Met Opera’s 2022-23 season.”

Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here.