21 Dec Il Dittico by Giancarlo Menotti. Friday 16 and Sunday 18 March 2018, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti
Friday 16 and Sunday 18 March 2018, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti
Il Dittico by Giancarlo Menotti
Comprising two one-act operas, The Telephone and The Medium
Il Dittico, comprising two one-act operas by Giancarlo Menotti, The Telephone and The Medium, will be staged at Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti on Friday 16 and Sunday 18 March next year. Both works, the first comic and the second dramatic in nature, were first performed at the Heckscher Theater in New York in February 1947 before transferring to Broadway. Menotti created a film noir version of The Medium, in the Italian language version, for the cinema in 1951 in association with director Alexander Hammid. The new production of Il Dittico will be staged in March with a cast chosen from the students of the “Vocal Technique and Operatic Interpretation” Masterclass and the Two Year Level II Course in Voice held by Raina Kabaivanska at Istituto Musicale “Vecchi-Tonelli”. The star of The Telephone will be Elizabeth Hertzberg. The main roles in The Medium will be sung by Julia Samsonova-Khayet, Marily Santoro, Roxana Herrera Diaz and Francesca Tassinari. Raina Kabaivanska, director Stefano Monti and music critic Gianluigi Mattietti will introduce the production to interested members of the audience at a joint talk in the Theatre foyer at 6 pm on Friday 16 March.