Music: Cast Out

JASON: Fatal, vile sorceress, Cruel woman, whom I have cast out, go away, go away from here! Your punishment awaits you!

MEDEA : Ah! Leave here? If this is to be my cruel destiny, In leaving, Medea Will tear out your heart! Cruel man!

Onstage in Dallas last week, this exchange took place in Italian between Maria Meneghini Callas and Tenor Jon Vickers in a new production of Medea (see below). But it also summed up Maria Callas' offstage exchange with a far more improbable Jason—the Metropolitan Opera's...

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