Gian Menotti

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Country of Birth:

Italy/Usa

Year of Birth:

1911

Year of Death:

2007

About the composer Gian Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti (pronounced ) (July 7, 1911 - February 1, 2007) was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, among about two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste. He won the Pulitzer Prize for two of them: The Consul (1950) and The Saint of Bleecker Street (1955). He founded the noted Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) in 1958 and its American counterpart, Spoleto Festival USA, in 1977. In 1986 he commenced a Melbourne Spoleto Festival in Australia, but he withdrew after three years.
Born in Cadegliano-Viconago, Italy, near Lake Maggiore and the Swiss border, Menotti was the sixth of eight children of Alfonso and Ines Menotti, his father being a coffee merchant. Menotti began writing songs when he was seven years old, and at eleven wrote both the libretto and music for his first opera, The Death of Pierrot. He began his formal musical training at the Milan Conservatory in 1923.
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Operas by Gian Menotti


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Arias by Gian Menotti

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1The Black Swan

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
2I shall find for you

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
3Monica's Waltz

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
4Papers, papers..

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
5This is my box

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: King Kaspar
6To this we've come

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
7Hello? Oh Margaret, it's you!

Opera: Telephone, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lucy
8All that gold!

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: The Mother
9Oh, woman, you may keep the gold

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
10Steal me sweet thief

Opera: Old maid and thiefComposer: MenottiAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Laetitia
11The Foreign Woman's Aria

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
12Afraid, am I afraid? (Baba's Aria)

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
13Ah! Michele don't you know

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Desideria
14The Police Agent's Aria

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
15Oh, those faces!

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
16Shall we ever see

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
17I know that you all hate me

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
18The Empty-Handed Traveler

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
19Although you made this land your home

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Michele
20Oh! sweet Jesus spare me this agony

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Annina
21Wir sind so weit

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: Voice: Language: English

Roles:
22Ah, poor Michele

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
23When air sings of summer

Opera: Old maid and thiefComposer: MenottiAct: 8

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Bob
24How did I do it

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nika Magadoff
25You remember the time

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Maria Corona
26Be good to her be kind

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Annina
27What does she ever do for you

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Desideria
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