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Front Row Center: Cherubini’s Medea

In S1E1 of Front Row Center, we’ll delve into the mythology and Medea with Classics professor Dr. Grace Ledbetter from Swarthmore College. Psychiatrist Dr. Laure Duval talks about women who commit filicide; Milan-based musicologist Dr. Carlo Lanfossi discusses Cherubini and Médée… or Medea; critic and lecturer David Shengold invokes the specter of Maria Callas on this particular opera.

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Front Row Center: Cherubini's Medea Front Row Center

Welcome to the first episode of Front Row Center with host Mike Bolton. For this inaugural podcast, we’ll look at Luigi Cherubini’s Medea. A work rarely staged in the United States, but the spotlight is on this work as the Metropolitan Opera opens its season with it in a new production starring superstar soprano Sondra Radvanovsky. In S1E1 of Front Row Center, we’ll delve into the mythology and Medea with Classics professor Dr. Grace Ledbetter from Swarthmore College. Psychiatrist Dr. Laure Duval talks about women who commit filicide; Milan-based musicologist Dr. Carlo Lanfossi discusses Cherubini and Médée… or Medea; critic and lecturer David Shengold invokes the specter of Maria Callas on this particular opera. Enjoy the view from Front Row Center.