Haunting tale set to intrigue
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.
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