Music by Luigi Cherubini
Libretto by François-Benoît Hoffmann
Translation by Carlo Zangarini
Adapted from Euripides’ tragedy Medea and Pierre Corneille’s play Médée

Performed in Italian with English supertitles

Opera Omaha joins Ireland’s Wexford Festival Opera for a striking new production of this dark chapter of Greek mythology by the renowned actor and director, Fiona Shaw. Medea is the powerful woman who enables Giasone of the Argonauts to steal the magical golden fleece. His subsequent betrayal triggers a horrifying act of revenge as Medea destroys everything – and everyone – that binds them.

Creative Team

    • Jane Glover, Conductor*
    • Ronell Oliveri, Wig & Makeup Designer


Kara Shay Thomson, Medea

Soprano Kara Shay Thomson will return to Opera Omaha having appeared in the 2017 Opera Outdoors Concert and Bluebeard’s Castle. Recent engagements include being a soloist with Berkshire Choral International in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Agathe in Der Freischütz with Virginia Opera, the title role in Tosca with Intermountain Opera Bozeman and Utah Opera, Leonore in Fidelio with Sarasota Opera, and a New Year’s Eve concert with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Upcoming engagements include the title role in Tosca with Arizona Opera, Marta in Tiefland by Eugene d’Albert with Sarasota Opera, and the title role in Turandot and Magda Sorel in The Consul with Dayton Opera. Ms. Thomson’s concert engagements have included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with National Chorale at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and a soloist in Dvořák’s Te Deum and a recital with Cincinnati May Festival.

A Closer Look

World Premiere: Paris, Théâtre Feydeau, March 13, 1797

Opera Omaha Premiere: April 2018


Orpheum Theater  | Slosburg Hall

 Fri, Apr 20, 2018    7:30 p.m.

Sun, Apr 22, 2018  2:00 p.m.

ONE Fesitval


Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes
Includes one intermission
A co-production with Wexford Festival Opera

Major Sponsors

Omaha Steaks

Simons Foundation




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