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Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium: Mixed Choir And Accomp.

Choral Score | Sheet Music and Books

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COMPOSER: Gian Carlo Menotti
PUBLISHER: G. Schirmer
INSTRUMENTATION: Opera
PRODUCT FORMAT: Choral Score
Menotti's 'The Medium' is something of a cautionary tale, which had its genesis in a séance attended by the composer himself. The plot of the libretto (by Menotti himself) runs as follows: Living in conditions of near-squalor,Baba poses as a medium with her daughter, Monica, posing as ghosts from
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Composer Gian Carlo Menotti
Publisher G. Schirmer
Instrumentation Opera
Number of pages 16
Product Format Choral Score
Description Product Type Choral Score
Genre Opera / Operette
Style Period Post 1901
Style African American
Year of Publication 1986
UPC 884088170738
Series Opera
No. HL50340520
Product Dimensions 10,50 x 7,00 Inch
Description
Menotti's 'The Medium' is something of a cautionary tale, which had its genesis in a séance attended by the composer himself. The plot of the libretto (by Menotti himself) runs as follows:
Living in conditions of near-squalor,Baba poses as a medium with her daughter, Monica, posing as ghosts from the beyond. She takes in Toby, a mute, as a lodger but distrusts him. The business continues until, during a séance, she feels a 'cold hand' tightening abouther throat. When her customers return for another session, she tells them that she is a fake and demonstrates her tricks, but her clients protest that she must be real, that it was not Monica's voice they heard. She drives themout and resolves to cast out Toby as well. When Toby returns, she shoots and inadvertently kills him. At the conclusion, she still wonders if it had been Toby. This Libretto is in English only.
Song List
  • 1. The Medium
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