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Front Row Center

Front Row Center

By Alexandrian Media

Welcome to Front Row Center with host Mike Bolton. Sitting front row center gives a unique perspective when you go to an opera. Maybe it's where you normally sit, but maybe it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite work or artist. We'll do just that on Front Row Center, a monthly opera magazine podcast, exploring canonical or new operas from this unique perspective.
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Front Row Center: Cherubini's Medea

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Front Row Center: Cherubini's Medea
Front Row Center: Cherubini's Medea
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.
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October 03, 2022