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Composer: Cherubini, Luigi (1760-1842)

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Year of birth1760
Year of death1842
NationalityItaly
PeriodClassical
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LondonTristia: Requiems for Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Plantade, Berlioz, Cherubini
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel

SchweinfurtMyrtò Papatanasiu singt Ravels Shéhérazade

Cherubini, Ravel, Weber, Rimsky-Korsakov
Bamberg Symphony; Constantinos Carydis; Myrtò Papatanasiu

BambergMyrtò Papatanasiu singt Ravels Shéhérazade

Cherubini, Ravel, Weber, Rimsky-Korsakov
Bamberg Symphony; Constantinos Carydis; Myrtò Papatanasiu

BerlinMedeaNew production

Sonya Yoncheva (Médée) © Bernd Uhlig
Cherubini: Médée
Daniel Barenboim; Andrea Breth; Staatsoper Berlin; Martin Zehetgruber; Carla Teti; Sonya Yoncheva; Elsa Dreisig

MoscowMédée

Cherubini: Médée
Felix Korobov; Alexander Titel; Stanislavsky Opera; Vladimir Arefiev; Hibla Gerzmava; Natalia Muradymova
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Smoke without fire: Medée fails to ignite

Sonya Yoncheva (Médée) © Bernd Uhlig
Fine musical performances meet Andrea Breth's dreary new production in a dramatically unsatisfying evening at the Staatsoper.
***11
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Cherubini's Ali Baba finally returns to La Scala

Francesca Manzo (Delia), Riccardo Della Sciucca (Nadir) and Chuan Wang (Calaf) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
A conventional plot retains few of the elements of its Arabian Nights original, but the Academy's young pupils display vocal mastery in Milan.

In Konwitschny's modern Medea, monsters are made by men

Sebastian Kohlhepp (Jason) and Cornelia Ptassek (Medea) © Thomas Aurin
Director Peter Konwitschny's staging of Cherubini's Medea critiques rejection and mistreatment of refugees. A strong new German translation and a talented cast make this a must-see.
****1
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Lise Davidsen utterly captivating as Medea at Wexford Festival

Lise Davidsen (Medea), Rioch Kinsella and Anthony Kenna © Clive Barda
A fascinating modern production of Cherubini's masterpiece Medea. Lise Davidsen is especially noteworthy while the rest of the cast give luminous performances. 
****1
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Explosive London recital debut from Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsen © Jonathan Rose
A voice with the proportions of a cathedral; a higher register that's entirely secure; an attention to text. Rosenblatt Recitals gave a tantalising preview of a singer who will have a stellar career.
****1
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