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Met Opera to Open Season With Dark, Murderous ‘Medea’

This image released by The Metropolitan Opera shows soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of Cherubini's "Medea," which opens the Metropolitan Opera season on Sept. 27.  (Marty Sohl/Met Opera via AP)
This image released by The Metropolitan Opera shows soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of Cherubini's "Medea," which opens the Metropolitan Opera season on Sept. 27. (Marty Sohl/Met Opera via AP)

New York (AP) -- The first time Sondra Radvanovsky opened the Metropolitan Opera season, she played a mother who contemplates murdering her two young sons as revenge against her faithless lover.

Five year later she’s back in a role that’s strikingly similar — with one crucial difference.