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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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Dawn Upshaw Steal Me sweet thief Menotti 48483
Steal me sweet thief
(Old maid and thief)
Dawn Upshaw
Renee Fleming Bravo Monica s Waltz The Medium 1998 30785
Monica's Waltz
(The Medium)
Renée Fleming

Virginia Zeani Papers papers The Consul Menotti 36341
Papers, papers..
(The Consul)
Virginia Zeani
Eileen Farrell To this we ve come  39743
To this we've come
(The Consul)
Eileen Farrell

All That Gold Racette 41430
All that gold!
(Amahl and the Nightvisitors)
Patricia Racette
Black Swan Menotti s THE MEDIUM 97419
The Black Swan
(The Medium)
Victoria Livengood

Hello Oh Margaret It s You Lucy s aria from The Telephone Tajda Jovanovi 40981
Hello? Oh Margaret, it's you!
(The Telephone)
Lena Lootens

Scenes by Gian Menotti

Arias by Gian Menotti

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1You remember the time Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Maria Corona
2Wir sind so weit Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: Voice: Language: English

Roles:
3When air sings of summer Popularity:

Opera: Old maid and thiefComposer: MenottiAct: 8

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Bob
4What does she ever do for you Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Desideria
5To this we've come Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
6This is my box Popularity:

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: King Kaspar
7The Police Agent's Aria Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
8The Foreign Woman's Aria Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
9The Empty-Handed Traveler Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
10The Black Swan Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
11Steal me sweet thief Popularity:

Opera: Old maid and thiefComposer: MenottiAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Laetitia
12Shall we ever see Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
13Papers, papers.. Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
14Oh! sweet Jesus spare me this agony Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Annina
15Oh, woman, you may keep the gold Popularity:

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
16Oh, those faces! Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
17Monica's Waltz Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
18I shall find for you Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
19I know that you all hate me Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
20How did I do it Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nika Magadoff
21Hello? Oh Margaret, it's you! Popularity:

Opera: Telephone, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lucy
22Be good to her be kind Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Annina
23Although you made this land your home Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Michele
24All that gold! Popularity:

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: The Mother
25Ah! Michele don't you know Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Desideria
26Ah, poor Michele Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
27Afraid, am I afraid? (Baba's Aria) Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
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