A Spirited Double Bill: 'The Medium' and 'Emilie' from Spoleto USA

From the 2011 Spoleto Festival.

Conversations with Kaija Saariaho about the historical figure Emilie du Chatelet in her opera Émilie.

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The Medium
To celebrate the birth date of composer Carlo Menotti, founder of the Spoleto Festival USA, John Pascoe directs one of his most popular operas The Medium for the 2011 festival.

Director Pascoe speaks directly about this as well as his vision to reach his Spoleto 2011 audience through an devastating post-war European lens.

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