Opera & Musical Theater

Last Weekend for Opera In The Heights’s Menotti Double-Bill

Oh presents two Gian Carlo Menotti works: The Telephone and The Medium.

Opera in the Heights stage director Lynda Keith McKnight and music director Eiki Isomura
Opera in the Heights stage director Lynda Keith McKnight and music director Eiki Isomura

For its second production of the 2015-16 season, Opera in the Heights (Oh) is focusing on 20th-century American opera with two shorter works by Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner best-known for his opera Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Menotti was commissioned to write The Medium by Columbia University and it debuted there in 1946.  The following year it began a run on Broadway and, because of its length (it comes in at around one hour), Menotti wrote a short opera to flesh out the evening.  This was The Telephone.

Oh’s final performance is tomorrow evening, November 7th, at 7:30 p.m.

Music director Eiki Isomura and stage director Lynda Keith McKnight talk with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about the Menotti double-bill.

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