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WTOC 1977: The Medium & The Telephone

Gian Carlo Menotti was a palpable presence in the Washington DC opera scene in the 1970’s and 80’s.  The Wolf Trap Company had previously produced his Saint of Bleecker Street (1973), and his Medium/Telephone double bill made its way to the Madeira School venue in 1977.  The Washington Opera produced the double bill twice in

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WTC 1973: The Saint of Bleecker Street

The 1973 production of Menotti’s Saint of Bleecker Street featured a gentleman who was to become an important force behind the developing Wolf Trap Company: Francis Rizzo (director).  This production also featured the professional opera conducting debut of a young man named John Mauceri. The cast also included young artists Ron Raines (yes, Guiding Light

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