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- One ticket to Opera Piccola of San Antonio's The Medium
- Where: Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- View the seating charts for the balcony, mezzanine, and orchestra sections.
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Opera Piccola of San Antonio Presents The Medium
Madame Flora—Baba to her daughter Monica and her mute servant Toby—is a masterful manipulator, convincing those who have lost loved ones that she is communicating with their deceased spirits. But during one such seance, the proceedings are suddenly cut short when Madame Flora feels a phantom hand clutching her throat. Enraged, she accuses the unfortunate Toby of some trickery, but the boy was nowhere near the scene. Over the next few days, ghostly annoyances continue to bedevil the unscrupulous medium—she hears voices from unseen origins, and finds that all her sheets have had eyeholes cut into them. And as Madame Flora's hysteria mounts, her sanity begins to crumble. Gian Carlo Menotti's 20th-century opera puts a noirish spin on timeless themes of sin and just deserts.
Opera Piccola of San Antonio
For Mark Richter, opera is more about impact than scale. He founded Opera Piccola of San Antonio to artistically prove that point, making it the company's mission to create accessible productions with a smaller scope. His dedication to intimate performances is right in the name—"piccola" is the Italian word for "small." Today, that less grandiose approach has become the opera's greatest asset: it allows directors and performers to take more risks on stage, and gives audiences a different, up-close perspective on an often misunderstood art form. To further that accessibility, all productions are staged in the opera's original language, with English super-titles for those not fluent in the dialect of dramatics.