Timucua presents two fully-staged opera performances: “The Medium” (running time 60 minutes) and “the Telephone” (running time 30 minutes) by Gian Carlo Menotti. Both operas will be performed back to back at a 3:00 pm matinee, and a 7:00 pm evening show.
The Medium is set in 1930’s USA. Madame Flora, with the help of her daughter Monica and Toby, a mute servant, tries to cheat her clients through faked seances. She is touched by a hand during one of them, an occurrence she cannot explain and which drives her to insanity and murder.
The Telephone revolves around the attempts of Ben (baritone) to propose marriage to Lucy (soprano) in her apartment before he leaves on a trip. Numerous phone calls and conversations that preoccupy her prevent him from popping the question.