A unique set of performances is taking place tonight at the 14th Street Playhouse.
Capitol City Opera is performing two showings of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer-Prize winning opera The Medium.
The opera is performed, and was written, in English, and of course the subject matter is suitably spooky. The cool thing is that Capitol City is doing a performance at 8 tonight, a pretty typical performance time, but then they’re also doing a midnight performance, with a different cast than the 8 p.m. performance.
Some friends of mine in the show include tenor Joshua Reiff, who is performing the mute role of Toby – I joked with him once that some people probably enjoy a tenor performing a non-singing, non-speaking role just on principle – and mezzo-soprano Laurie Swann, who has a beautifully rich voice and an elegant stage presence to match. That’s just a few of the fine singers assembled by music director Eric Smithey, stage director Michael Nutter, and Capitol City Opera founder, Donna Angel, to do this suspenseful, dark opera.
Go to the Capitol City Opera website for ticket information. It’s also one of the more affordable evenings of opera available.
See, I don’t just write about the stuff I do!