Pinchgut Opera presents


City Recital Hall, Angel Place

This event has been cancelled

In its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, the NSW Government has extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of June, so it is with heavy hearts we announce the cancellation of Pinchgut Opera’s performances of Médée by Charpentier. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

Médée’s passion for Jason turns to murderous fury when he shifts his attention to a younger woman. Is there anything she won’t do to get her revenge? 


“The greatest opera of the entire French Baroque era” — Playbill

Charpentier’s sensual lyricism and dramatic insight take us deep inside the mind and heart of this terrifying woman who refuses to be a victim — even at the cost of her own flesh and blood. 

Pinchgut favourite mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup takes on the role of the tortured Médée with French haute-contre Cyril Auvity as her lover Jason. Alexandra Oomens, Andrew Finden and Adrian Tamburini are joined by Cantillation and the inimitable Orchestra of the Antipodes to tell this passionate story.

In the brilliant hands of Artistic Director Erin Helyard, Médée’s legendary story will be brought to the stage for the first time in Australia, with all the grace, eloquence and power of the French Baroque era.

Discover the full 2020 Pinchgut season.

Conductor Erin Helyard
Médée Caitlin Hulcup
Jason Cyril Auvity
Créuse Alexandra Oomens
Oronte Andrew Finden
Créon Adrian Tamburini


Orchestra of the Antipodes

Running time: approximately 3 hours, including one interval

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