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FCO produces "The Medium" at The Waterworks

Through two short operas written and performed in English, Opéra Mystique invokes mysticism and the afterlife to explore the idea that people believe what they want to believe. Gustav Holst’s Sāvitri and Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium offer poignant glimpses into how people confront and react to death. Small casts and orchestras will offer uniquely-intimate experiences, both thought-provoking and dramatic. Returning stage director Helena Binder (Madama Butterfly, La Traviata) leads this production conducted by FCO Artistic Director Curtis Tucker.

The Medium by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti recalls film noir in this tragic drama of seances and unexplained phenomena. The work was performed on Broadway in 1947, representing the first major and international success for the composer best known for the Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. The story revolves around Madame Flora. Does she really help others communicate with departed loved ones or is she merely a shyster taking their money? Former Metropolitan Opera singer Heidi Skok makes her FCO debut as Madame Flora, joined by Eric Botto as Toby and other FCO newcomers Kyaunnee Richardson as Monica, Cass Panuska and Torlef Borsting as Mr. and Mrs. Gobineau, and Laura Kimmel as Mrs. Nolan.

Tickets are available online and at the door. Parking is available behind the Main Library. Please enter on Ponce de Leon.

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