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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
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
The Saint of Bleecker Street Act II I know that you all hate me Michele 166059
I know that you all hate me
(Saint of Bleeckerstreet)
Richard Cassilly
Leon Lishner
John Reardon

The Saint of Bleecker Street Act I Scene 1 Ah poor Michele it is not I your rival Don Marco 158465
Ah, poor Michele
(Saint of Bleeckerstreet)
Gloria Lane

Scenes by Gian Menotti

Arias by Gian Menotti

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1When air sings of summer Popularity:

Opera: Old maid and thiefComposer: MenottiAct: 8

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Bob
2Steal me sweet thief Popularity:

Opera: Old maid and thiefComposer: MenottiAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Laetitia
3You remember the time Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Maria Corona
4How did I do it Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nika Magadoff
5Papers, papers.. Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
6To this we've come Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
7I shall find for you Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
8Be good to her be kind Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Annina
9What does she ever do for you Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Desideria
10Ah! Michele don't you know Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Desideria
11Although you made this land your home Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Michele
12Shall we ever see Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
13Oh! sweet Jesus spare me this agony Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Annina
14Hello? Oh Margaret, it's you! Popularity:

Opera: Telephone, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lucy
15This is my box Popularity:

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: King Kaspar
16Oh, those faces! Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
17The Police Agent's Aria Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
18Ah, poor Michele Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
19Monica's Waltz Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
20All that gold! Popularity:

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: The Mother
21The Empty-Handed Traveler Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
22I know that you all hate me Popularity:

Opera: Saint of BleeckerstreetComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
23Afraid, am I afraid? (Baba's Aria) Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
24Oh, woman, you may keep the gold Popularity:

Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
25Wir sind so weit Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: Voice: Language: English

Roles:
26The Foreign Woman's Aria Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
27The Black Swan Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
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