May 25, 2006

Free event from the Aquila Theater Company

Filed under: Free,Listings,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 5:21 pm

The Aquila Theatre Company and New York University’s Center for Ancient
Studies invite you to a special free event — ENACTING MEDEA: Theatre,
Opera, and Film – “An exploration of the character of MEDEA across the
spectrum of performing art forms.”

Thursday, June 1, 2006, 5pm-8pm at Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington
Square East New York, NY 10003

Daniel Mendelsohn, Professor of Humanities, Bard College; “Medea in
431BC: Passions & Politics”
Michael Beckerman, Professor of Music, NYU; “Medea in Opera: Cherubini &
Jiri Benda”
Herbert Golder, Professor of Classics, Boston College; “Medea on Film:
Passolini, Jules Dassin & Lars von Trier”

Also featuring a special performance of selected scenes from Euripides

Moderated by Peter Meineck, Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics,
NYU and Aquila’s Artistic Director .

There will be a wine reception.

ENACTING MEDEA complements a special performance of Cherubini’s opera
MEDEE at Carnegie Hall on Saturday June 3, 2006 at 7:30pm.

Peter Tiboris conducts the Manhattan Philharmonic. Irini Tsirakidou
sings the role of Medee. Featuring members of THE AQUILA THEATRE COMPANY
in speaking roles.

For tickets to Carnegie Hall, call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or

For more information call 212.998.8017 or visit

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