Project: Medee

Lost and Found Opera, 2015

Director:Thomas de Mallet Burgess

Musical Direction: Chris Van Tuinen

Set Designer: Matt McVeigh

Costume Designer: Holly Boyton

Lost & Found is a new opera company with a mission to rediscover lost operas and present them in found spaces that speak to the resonance of the work. In this production, Lost & Found has partnered with FAC to present Darius Milhaud’s (1892–1974) 1938 opera Médée. Taken from the final sections of the ancient Greek tragedy Medea, Médée explores a woman’s psychological state as it shifts from the contemplation of marital infidelity to exacting revenge and, in a chilling climax to the slowly wrought catharsis, the murder of her two children.

FAC’s history, first as a lunatic asylum and later as a women’s home makes it an apt staging point. Performed in a room that contains one of the asylum’s original cells, with a limited capacity of fifty people, this promises to be an intimate and haunting production.

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