In what will surely be a highlight of the 2008-2009 musical season here in Gotham, mean, moody, magnificent (and blogorific!) Aprile Millo is set to perform the title role in Cherubini’s Medée with Opera Orchestra of New York under the baton of Eve Queler. Other presentations in the concert company’s repertoire do not perhaps set the heart to racing quite so as this moment of Milloiana. We are promised The Tsar’s Bride (yet again) with Olga Borodina as well as OONY’s seemingly biennial revival of Rienzi, this time with Kirov heldentenor Leonid Zakhozhaev and (as Irene, or Adriano?) Lauren Flanigan.

Opera Orchestra’s 2007-2008 season finale, Puccini’s Edgar, hits the boards at Carnegie Hall this Sunday at 8:00 p.m., with Latonia Moore,  Jennifer Larmore, Marcello Giordani and Stephen Gaertner heading the cast.