Gian-Carlo Menotti's



THE MEDIUM



On March 26th at Lirio Hall, Kameari, Tokyo, Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera "The Medium" was staged.


The Cast

Hiromi Morota as Madame Flora Yukiko Aragaki as Monica Yakuwa Kei as Mrs Nolan Stenio Da Silva as Toby

The orchestra included many musicians who earlier participated in our performance of Jake Heggie`s Dead Man Walking.



The costumes were designed by London-based Olivia Spiteri (Spain), who graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan.
Fabrics on the stage and Madame Flora`s costume were kindly donated by Yaezawa, an emerging Japanaese brand bringing the art of Yuuzen Dyeing technique to contemporary Japanese designs on silk. There was an exhibition of Yaezawa`s works at the Mori Art Museun in Roppongi Hills. Read more about Yaezawa`s work-

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The producers, "Trans-Opera", were conductor Stephen Ellery (UK-pictured on the left), designer Bradford Hines (USA) and director Byron Baron(Venezuala-pictured on the right).


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