#92. First, there was Jason (2010), then there was Medea (2011), and now Chicago Opera Theater presents the final opera in the Medea trilogy, Teseo. After killing her kids and torching Corinth, Medea flees to Athens. She’s looking for a new male obsession. First, she considers King Egeo as a strategic marriage maneuver. But he reneges on the engagement. Luckily for Egeo, Medea has fallen for Teseo. Unfortunately, Teseo loves Agilea. And even worse, Agilea loves Teseo. So what happens when a sorceress gets pissed off? Cue the fury! Torture, extortion, poisoning, Medea is up to her old jealous antics. Teseo is Medea the sequel. The killer mom enters the dating pool for one last havocking hurrah.
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Tags: Baroque Band, Brian Dickie, Cecelia Hall, Chicago Opera Theater, David Trudgen, Deanna Breiwick, Francois-Pierre Couture, George Frideric Handel, Gerald Thompson, Harris Theater, James Darrah, Julian PIke, Katy Walsh, Manuela Bisceglie, Medea, Michael Beattie, Millennium Park, Renee Tatum, Teseo