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MENOTTI, G.C.: Saint of Bleecker Street (The) / The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore (Schippers) (1955, 1957)

    
      

 






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MENOTTI, G.C.: Saint of Bleecker Street (The) / The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore (Schippers) (1955, 1957)

Hailed as ‘the best new opera since Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess’, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Saint of Bleecker Street won the Pulitzer Prize for Music and the New York Drama Critics Circle award for Best Musical. Its underlying themes of immigrant life and religious fervour remain topical today. The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore is part masque, part ballet and part chamber music. It presents three stages in the life of an eccentric poet, symbolised by the allegorical animals of the title.



Disc 1

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

  The Saint of Bleecker Street
1.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Introduction - Rosa Mystica (Assunta, Chorus, A Young Man) 00:03:34
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Well … I'm tired of waiting! (Maria Corona, Assunta, Carmela, Chorus, A Young Woman) 00:03:11
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: The vision has begun (Don Marco, Chorus) 00:03:37
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Oh, sweet Jesus, spare me this agony (Annina, Chorus) 00:08:04
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Look! The stigmata (Chorus) 00:00:55
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Stop it! Out of here, all of you! (Michele, Carmela, Chorus, Don Marco) 00:04:27
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Ah, poor Michele, it is not I your rival (Don Marco) 00:02:43
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Interlude 00:02:00
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Canta ninna, canta nanna al mio bambino (Assunta, Carmela, A Woman, A Girl, Concettina) 00:02:42
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Annina, I've something to confess to you (Carmela, Annina) 00:05:23
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Annina, Annina! (Maria Corona, Assunta, Annina, Maria's Son) 00:02:16
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Michele, Michele! (Annina, Michele) 00:04:28
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Sister, I shall hide you and take you away (Michele, Annina) 00:01:48
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Veglia su di noi (Chorus, Annina, Michele) 00:05:07
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Introduction - Hai l'occhio nero, nero della quaglia (First Guest, Chorus, Second Guest, Michele, Annina, Carmela, Salvatore, A Guest) 00:06:14
16.   Play with flash player Act II: Where is Michele (Desideria, Barman, Michele) 00:03:48
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Eh gia che I giovinotti (Chorus, Desideria, Michele) 00:03:20
18.   Play with flash player Act II: Ah, Michele, don't you know that love can turn to hate (Desideria) 00:03:02
19.   Play with flash player Act II: You will regret it (Michele, Don Marco, Chorus, Annina, Salvatore) 00:01:31
20.   Play with flash player Act II: I know that you all hate me (Michele) 00:03:53
21.   Play with flash player Act II: You are wrong, Michele (Don Marco, Annina, Michele) 00:01:27
22.   Play with flash player Act II: Yes, Michele, go home (Desideria, Michele, Annina, Chorus) 00:06:00


Disc 2

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

  The Saint of Bleecker Street
1.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: There she is. Be careful, Michele, try not to upset her (Don Marco, Maria Corona, Annina, Michele) 00:06:33
2.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Weeping, these, for him, are days of weeping (Maria Corona, Annina, Michele) 00:04:56
3.   Play with flash player Act III: Interlude 00:02:32
4.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi (Assunta, Chorus, Annina, Carmela) 00:03:42
5.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Annina, Annina, prepare yourself for a great joy (Don Marco, Annina, Carmela) 00:01:48
6.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Oh, my Love, at last the hour has come (Annina, Carmela) 00:03:38
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Maria, Salvatore! (Assunta, Maria Corona, Salvatore, Don Marco) 00:01:40
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Gloria tibi Domine in saeculum et in saeculum saeculi (Chorus, Don Marco, Annina) 00:05:57
9.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Annina, Annina! (Michele, Salvatore, Don Marco, Carmela, Maria Corona, Assunta, Chorus) 00:05:16
  The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore, or The 3 Sundays of a Poet
10.   Play with flash player Introduction (Chorus) 00:01:06
11.   Play with flash player Interlude 1 00:01:32
12.   Play with flash player Madrigal 1 (Chorus) 00:01:51
13.   Play with flash player Interlude 2 00:01:15
14.   Play with flash player First Sunday: Madrigal 2 (Chorus) 00:02:11
15.   Play with flash player First Sunday: Madrigal 3 (Chorus) 00:02:50
16.   Play with flash player First Sunday: Madrigal 4 (Chorus) 00:03:14
17.   Play with flash player First Sunday: Interlude 3 00:01:14
18.   Play with flash player Second Sunday: Madrigal 5 (Chorus) 00:01:24
19.   Play with flash player Second Sunday: Madrigal 6 (Chorus) 00:03:13
20.   Play with flash player Second Sunday: Madrigal 7 (Chorus) 00:02:55
21.   Play with flash player Second Sunday: Interlude 4 00:02:49
22.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: Madrigal 8 (Chorus) 00:01:29
23.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: Madrigal 9 (Chorus) 00:00:58
24.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: Interlude 5 00:01:00
25.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: Madrigal 10 (Chorus) 00:02:22
26.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: Interlude 6 00:01:13
27.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: Madrigal 11 (Chorus) 00:00:49
28.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: The March to the Castle (Chorus) 00:02:10
29.   Play with flash player Third Sunday: Madrigal 12 (Chorus) 00:04:40

Total Playing Time: 02:35:47






Composer(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Lyricist(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Conductor(s):
Schippers, Thomas

Orchestra(s):
Studio orchestra

Choir(s):
Studio chorus

Artist(s):
Agostini, Gloria; Aiken, David; Akos, Catherine; Anderson, Charles; Baker, Julius; Becque, Lucy; Bergen, Lindsey; Carron, Elizabeth; Cassilly, Richard; Di Gerlando, Maria; Glickman, Loren; Gonzales, Ernesto; Goodwin, Russell; Hall, Nancy; Heisey, Jean; Hensley, Mary; Hodges, Betty; Hoyt, Anna Julia; Jones, Carol; Kahl, Howard; Kaldenberg, Keith; Karian, Frank; Koor, Stanley; Lane, Gloria; Lewis, Walter; Lishner, Leon; Marlo, Maria; McCracken, Charles; Michalski, Raymond; Miller, Laurel; Nowland, Hallie; Parella, John; Poleri, David; Radman, Rosemarie; Reardon, John; Reynolds, Martha; Ruetz, Jan; Ruggiero, Gabrielle; Sankey, Stuart; Sherman, Carlos; Shulman, Harry; Sliker, Peter; Solley, Marvin; Steere, Clifton; Wade, Lee; Weis, Theodore; Wolff, Eva; Yeager, Robert

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Choral - Secular; Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.111360-61

Barcode: 747313336029

Distribution Note(s):

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Release Date: 01/2011

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