Haunt­ing tale set to in­trigue

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Opera -

THE Aus­tralian pre­miere of Dar­ius Mil­haud’s opera Medee will be at the Fre­man­tle Arts Cen­tre next month.

Pre­sented through new opera com­pany Lost & Found, Medee is taken from the fi­nal parts of the an­cient Greek tragedy of Medea.

The pro­duc­tion fol­lows Medee, a woman with a shift­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal state as she thinks about cheat­ing in her mar­riage, re­venge, and the mur­der of her two chil­dren.

Cou­pled with a cham­ber en­sem­ble per­form­ing Mil­haud’s mu­sic and the art cen­tre’s his­tory as a lu­natic asy­lum, it is an event sure to com­pel.

The pro­duc­tion will be per­formed in a room that con­tains one of the asy­lum’s orig­i­nal cells, with a limited ca­pac­ity of 50 peo­ple per show, mak­ing it both in­ti­mate and haunt­ing. It is on from May 13 and 24. More at www.fac.org.au.

Pic­ture:Grant Tay­lor

Iseult de Mal­let Burgess, Fiona McAndrew and Beatrice de

Mal­let Burgess in

Medee.

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