@ The Redhouse Arts Center

Premium Experience with Reception at 7:00 PM (October 28 & 29) or 3:00 PM (October 30)
General Admission at 7:30 PM (October 28 & 29) or 3:30 PM (October 30)

Madness and The Medium

Composed by Gian Carlo Menotti
Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

Menotti’s The Medium  is a chilling tale about suffering, violence, and addiction. An alcoholic con-woman Baba, with the participation of her subjugated daughter Monica and an “adopted” mute orphan youth, swindles the grieving by claiming to be a medium, Madame Flora…with terrifying results. We are preparing a fresh take, presenting The Medium paired with several madness and murder scenes from different operas in an operatic haunted house setting. Come in if you dare!

Be ready for an immersive walk-through experience where guests will be guided along a curated installation of operatic soundscapes and visual narratives. Beyond the first half, for those who choose our premium experience (7:00 & 3:00pm showtimes), get ready to enjoy a themed reception of sweet and savory treats! Afterward, everyone from both showtimes will be seated for a new production of The Medium as the culmination of this unique concept.

Learn more about the production at Lady M’s Salon.

Performance Information

Run Time

Approximately 2 hours with one intermission.


Performed in English.


The Redhouse Arts Center,
400 S Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13202



Madame Flora
Hannah Penn*
Sarah Joyce Cooper
Felix Aguilar Tomlinson*
Mrs. Gobineau
Kyrie Laybourn*
Mrs. Nolan
Janine Dworin*
Mr. Gobineau
Bernardo Medeiros*
* denotes Syracuse Opera debut


Christian Capocaccia
Jennifer Williams*