Did I mention that I enjoy opera as well? The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti played on Broadway in 1947 and was subsequently produced on televesion by CBS the next year starring Broadway cast member, Marie Pawers (among others). I love seeing vintage productions. We have come a long way in certain aesthetic (directing/acting) aspects, but overall this is a true work of art. I love the piano in the orchestration. And also Lois Hunt playing the daughter, Monica.
ZOMG! The things you’ll find on YouTube these days. I love the works of Gian-Carlo Menotti, and think television is the ideal format for his operas. I had seen the 1951 film version of The Medium (which is slightly expanded and features a pre-Carnival! Anna Maria Alberghetti as the daughter) years ago. But this is a true delight. If the physical realization is static and rather literal, the performances are fantastic, the score gorgeously presented, and Menotti’s psychological ghost story surprisingly compelling.