Tickets on sale now for The Medium performances on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st, at Studio 308 in Tulsa’s East Village
**Due to popular demand, a matinee performance has been added on Saturday, October 21st at 2:30 pm**
Prepare to be spellbound as Tulsa Opera invites you into the enigmatic world of Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera, The Medium. Performed in the intimate Studio 308, this theatrical sensation, directed by Jen Alden and featuring the musical direction of Lyndon Meyer, promises to deliver a spine-tingling performance that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. It is a perfect spooky event just in time for Halloween.
The Medium is a gripping opera that revolves around Madame Flora, a woman for whom fake seances are business as usual. However, on a fateful night, the usual façade shatters, leading to a series of chilling events. Delving into the dark and supernatural elements of human psychology, it explores themes of deception, guilt, and the blurred line between reality and the afterlife.
Director Alden shares her perspective, saying, “This opera is a work that explores the darkest aspects of the human psyche and promises to leave a lasting impression on all who witness its gripping narrative.”
Enhancing the experience, an hour before the performance, the doors to Studio 308 will creak open, unveiling pre-show mysteries. Tarot readings, fortune tellers, and eerie photo opportunities await. A cash bar will be open before the performances.
Artistic Director Aaron Beck remarks, “Prepare to be drawn into a realm where the audience becomes a part of the story, where the boundary between the spectator and the spectacle blurs, all tied together with the magnificent voices only opera can provide.”
The cast of The Medium includes Mary Ann Stewart as Madame Flora, Bree Nichols as Monica, Justin Tomlinson as Toby, Maddie Breedlove as Mrs. Nolan, Paige Dickey as Mrs. Gobineau, and Kevin Eckard as Mr. Gobineau.
Composed and written by Gian Carlo Menotti, the opera is performed in English with piano accompaniment by Music Director Lyndon Meyer. Costumes designed by Carmen Gilbert, wig and makeup design by Sable Hughes, lighting design by Matthew Reed, and set/prop design by Ben Johnson. Viewer discretion is advised due to intense topics and scenes that may contain elements of violence. Recommended for those ages 13 and up.
The Medium will be performed at Studio 308 on October 20 and 21, 2023, as part of Tulsa Opera’s 2023- 24 season. In 2023, Tulsa Opera proudly celebrates its 75th year of bringing the magic of opera to the heart of Oklahoma.
**Additional Performance Announcement**
Due to popular demand, Tulsa Opera is pleased to announce an additional performance of The Medium on Saturday, October 21st, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for this added performance are now available for purchase.
Tickets for The Medium are available for purchase from the Tulsa Opera box office online at https://tulsaopera.com/themedium/ or by calling (918) 582-3133.
- 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 20th
- 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21st
- Doors open 1 hour prior to the show for interactive experiences with tarot readers, photo opportunities, and cash bar
- At Studio 308 – 308 S Lansing Ave in Tulsa’s East Village District
- A staged production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium with spooky interactive pre-show experiences – a perfect event for the Halloween season!
- Features local and regional artists from Oklahoma and Texas
- Run time The Medium is one hour with pre-show experiences available for one hour before curtain
- Recommended for audience members older than 13 due to intense scenes that may contain elements of violence
Presented under license from G. Schirmer Inc., copyright owner.