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The Medium was Gian Carlo Menotti’s (1911-2007) first international success. It was commissioned by the Alice M. Ditson Fund, and premiered on Broadway in 1947. The piece is short, only an hour long, but it’s an amazing psychological thriller. It tells the story of Madame Flora, a phony psychic driven insane by her first real […]
Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) is primarily known today for his Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951). However, on closer inspection, one realizes he is one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers. He made great contributions to Chamber Opera and introduced the form to new audiences through what was then the new mediums […]
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) is a somewhat underappreciated composer, along with Donizetti and Bellini, he forms a trio of the most famous composers of the Italian Bel Canto school of the early 18th century.
Opera Company of Brooklyn (OCB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Jay Meetze. The company enriches cultural life by offering affordable performances of a wide range of repertoire sung concert style in intimate spaces by talented local artists accompanied by piano. Showcasing opera in this fashion allows for direct engagement with the art form. In this way OCB helps to stimulate and educate audiences, allowing opera to flourish.