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MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The) / The Telephone (Powers, Keller, Dame, Cotlow, Mastice, Rogier, Balaban)


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MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The) / The Telephone (Powers, Keller, Dame, Cotlow, Mastice, Rogier, Balaban)

The pairing of the comic opera The Telephone with the sinister music-drama The Medium proved to be a big hit for composer Gian Carlo Menotti when they opened together on Broadway in 1947. The double bill ran for over 200 performances, and enjoyed similar success in London during 1948. This original 1947 cast recording of The Medium, made by the American Columbia company, was first released in the United Kingdom in 1961, when The Gramophone wrote enthusiastically: ‘its effectiveness as a musical work for the stage is beyond argument.’

Menotti, Gian Carlo
Menotti, Gian Carlo, lyricist(s)

  The Medium
1.   Act I: Introduction 00:01:52
2.   Act I: Where, oh, where (Monica) 00:02:00
3.   Act I: How many times I've told you not to touch my things! (Baba, Monica) 00:02:32
4.   Act I: Good evening, Madame Flora (Mrs. Gobineau, Mr. Gobineau, Baba, Mrs. Nolan) 00:01:54
5.   Act I: It happened long ago (Mrs. Gobineau, Mr. Gobineau, Baba) 00:02:20
6.   Act I: You must be very silent (Mr. Gobineau, Baba, Monica, Mrs. Nolan) 00:01:40
7.   Act I: Mother, mother, are you there (Monica, Mr. Gobineau, Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Gobineau) 00:05:42
8.   Act I: What is it Who is it (Baba, Mr. Gobineau, Mrs. Gobineau, Mrs. Nolan) 00:01:51
9.   Act I: Baba, what has happened (Monica, Baba) 00:02:29
10.   Act I: The sun has fallen and it lies in blood (Monica, Baba) 00:04:28
11.   Act II: Introduction 00:02:01
12.   Act II: Bravo! (Monica) 00:02:13
13.   Act II: Monica, Monica, can't you see (Monica) 00:02:54
14.   Act II: Where is Monica (Baba) 00:05:51
15.   Act II: Good evening, Madame Flora (Mrs. Gobineau, Mrs. Nolan, Mr. Gobineau, Monica) 00:05:01
16.   Act II: Don't stand there like a fool! (Baba, A Voice) 00:01:47
17.   Act II: Afraid, am I afraid (Baba) 00:05:04
18.   Act II: Who's there Who's there (Baba, Monica) 00:04:01
  The Telephone
19.   Introduction 00:02:18
20.   Oh! just what I wanted (Lucy, Ben) 00:04:59
21.   That was Margaret (Lucy, Ben) 00:01:20
22.   It is four - fifteen (Lucy, Ben) 00:02:17
23.   Try again and again (Ben, Lucy) 00:02:43
24.   Hello, this is Lucy (Lucy, Ben) 00:05:31
25.   Hello … Hello (Lucy, Ben) 00:03:03

Total Playing Time: 01:17:51

Menotti, Gian Carlo

Menotti, Gian Carlo

Balaban, Emanuel

Studio orchestra

Cotlow, Marilyn; Dame, Beverly; Keller, Evelyn; Mastice, Catherine; Powers, Marie; Rogier, Frank

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.111370

Barcode: 747313337026

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Physical Release: 04/2011

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