The Medium

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Gian Menotti


G. C. Menotti


8 May 1946, New York (Brander Matthews Theatre, Co




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About the opera The Medium

The Medium is a short (one hour long) two-act dramatic opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti. Commissioned by Columbia University, its first performance was there on 8 May 1946. The opera's first professional production was presented on a double bill with Menotti's The Telephone at the Heckscher Theater, New York City, February 18-20, 1947 by the Ballet Society. The Broadway production took place on May 1, 1947, at the Ethel Barrymore Theater with the same cast.
In 1951, Menotti directed, with the help of filmmaker Alexander Hammid, a film version made to resemble film noir, and starring Anna Maria Alberghetti. A live television production starring Marie Powers took place on 12 December 1948 on the TV series Studio One.
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Roles in The Medium

Monica Soprano
Toby Silent
Madame Flora Contralto
Mrs Gobineau Soprano
Mr Gobineau Baritone
Mrs Nolan Mezzo-Soprano
A voice Soprano

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Arias from The Medium

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Monica's WaltzMedium, TheMenottiariasopranoEnglish
2Afraid, am I afraid? (Baba's Aria)Medium, TheMenottiariamezzoEnglish
3The Black SwanMedium, TheMenottiariasopranoEnglish