The Medium is going virtual!
It is with profound disappointment that we share with you news of the cancellation of our live performances of Menotti’s The Medium. We’ve been watching City mandates carefully and had remained optimistic about presenting these performances at the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park. However, with outdoor gatherings in Orleans Parish still limited to 25 people, we realize this is now an impossibility.
As many of our long-time subscribers may know, The Medium is an opera that is a particular favorite of Maestro Robert Lyall, and this is not the first time that circumstances have necessitated a cancellation of this title! With this in mind, along with our desire to continue to provide performance opportunities to our contracted artists, we are moving forward with a filmed version of Menotti’s thriller, to be recorded in mid-March during our original live-performance dates. We expect that it will be available to watch later in April and we will update you via email once a release date is determined.
If you have any questions or want to speak with someone about your tickets to The Medium, please contact the Box Office at 504-529-3000. We look forward to seeing you at our live performances of Porgy and Bess later this spring as well as in the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for our productions next season.
Thank you again for your commitment to and support of New Orleans Opera. Until we can be together again, I wish you all continued good health.
Clare Burovac, General Director