"The Medium" Presented at First Coast Opera in St. Augustine.

First Coast Opera Presents Opéra Mystique

First Coast Opera invites guests to "Opéra Mystique" — with two performances in one night.

Friday - Sunday, Feb. 3-5 & Feb. 10-12, 2023 | Times Vary

First Coast Opera Presents Opéra Mystique

904-417-5555

184 San Marco Avenue,
St. Augustine, FL 32084

First Coast Opera presents, "Opéra Mystique" at The Waterworks, located at 184 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine on Friday through Sunday, February 3 - 5, 2022, and Friday through Sunday, February 10 - 12, 2023 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

"Opéra Mystique" is a combination of two performances — Sāvitri, an Indian-themed, one-act chamber opera by Gustav Holst, and The Medium, a two-act dramatic opera with dialogue and music by Gian Carlo Menotti.

The story of Sāvitri revolves around the love between a husband and wife who are faced with the knowledge that an upcoming death within a year's time will be bestowed upon them. With dreadful anticipation, Sāvitri hears the voice of Death one night as her husband's predetermined destiny finally calls. Having a religious background that allows for one wish pertaining to herself, she is instructed to refrain from requesting anything on behalf of her husband. With that said, she pleas for a "full life," and as a result, she tricks Death and sets them both free.

The Medium revolves around a con-artist fortune teller who, along with her daughter and mute servant, prey on grieving clients who lost a loved one. While "talking to the dead" one evening, Madame Flora believes something supernatural touched her. As a result, she is driven towards insanity as the impact of deception begins to haunt her. 

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online. General Admission, $40; Students, $10. 

When: February 3-5, & February 10-12, 2023; Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

Where: The Waterworks, located at 184 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL. 32084

First Coast Opera Presents Opéra Mystique

904-417-5555

184 San Marco Avenue,
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Admission | Ticket Prices

$40 General Admission; $10 Student Tickets

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