Menotti’s ‘The Medium’ Set For Showcase At FAUNA in Buenos Aires

By David Salazar

The Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Buenos Aires is set to present Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” at the Sala Muiño on Dec. 14, 2019 as part of its Fauna Festival 2019.

The performance will be conducted by Nicolás Ravelli Barreiro with Johanna Chiefo directing.

Mezzo-soprano Laura Benitez Silenzi is set to star as Baba with soprano Victoria Sambuelli as Monica. Soprano María Pastora Gonzalez will appear as Mrs. Gobbineau with baritone Marcos Casanovas as Mr. Gobbineau. Finally, mezzo-soprano Mariana Luna Valverde will interpret Mrs. Nolan and Adrián Coronel will take on Toby.

Fauna, which starts on Dev. 13, 2019, gives audiences a chance to watch a number of audiovisual works, including films, dance performances, concerts, and other theatrical works. “The Medium” will be the lone operatic piece performed throughout the three-day festival, which is full of wide-ranging artistic offerings.