Cherubini s opera Medea is still very popular to this day. It is based on the classical drama of Jason and the Argonauts stealing the Golden Fleece. Jason falls in love with Medea, they marry and have two children. When Jason falls for Glauke and repudiates his wife, Medea vows revenge. And who would be better suited to take Medea s role than immortal Maria Callas? Leonard Bernstein, the conductor, said: This woman produces pure electricity on stage. Truer word has never been spoken!
Recorded 1953, Coro e Orchestra alla Scala di Milano. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein (120 min.)