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GIAN CARLO MENOTTI  

(1911 - 2007)

Born in Italy, Gian Carlo Menotti studied at the Milan Conservatory and later at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Chiefly known for his operas, he also wrote in a variety of other genres, always in an approachable musical language that remains based in Italian lyrical tradition.

Operas

Menotti provided his own texts for around two dozen operas, some of which have enjoyed remarkable popular success due to their dramatic and musical qualities. Particularly notable are The Medium, the light-hearted The Telephone, The Consul, and the Christmas television opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, while Help, Help the Globolinks! provides children with an operatic glimpse of the extra-terrestrial. Other operas by Menotti include Amelia al Ballo (‘Amelia Goes to the Ball’), The Old Maid and the Thief, The Saint of Bleeker Street, Martin’s Lie, The Hero, The Most Important Man and Tamu-Tamu.

View by Role: Classical Composer | Lyricist
Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
GOULD, M.: Dance Variations / MENOTTI, G.C.: Sebastian Suite (Stokowski) (1953, 1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80163
Orchestral
MENOTTI : Missa O Pulchritudo / VIERNE: Messe Solennelle Cedille
CDR7001
Choral - Sacred
MENOTTI, G.: Consul (The) / Amelia al ballo (Engel, Sanzogno) (1950, 1954) Naxos Historical
8.112023-24
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / My Christmas (Willis, Mabry) Naxos
8.669019
Opera, Choral - Secular
MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / Sebastian Suite (Schippers, Mitropoulos) (1946, 1951) Naxos Historical
8.111364
Opera, Orchestral
MENOTTI, G.C.: Maria Golovin [Opera] (Duval, Cross, Neway, Las, Handt, P.H. Adler) Naxos Historical
8.111376-77
Concerto, Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The) / The Telephone (Powers, Keller, Dame, Cotlow, Mastice, Rogier, Balaban) Naxos Historical
8.111370
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The): Monica's Waltz [Opera] (P. Michaels, Chicago Opera Theater Ensemble, Rapchak) Cedille
CDR3007
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Saint of Bleecker Street (The) / The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore (Schippers) (1955, 1957) Naxos Historical
8.111360-61
Opera, Choral - Secular
MENOTTI: The Medium Cedille
CDR90000-034
Opera
Piano Recital: Landrum, Michael - FIELD, J. / CHOPIN, F. / RESPIGHI, O. / SCRIABIN, A. / FAURE, G. / FRANCAIX, J. (Nocturnes) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92158
Instrumental
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND AND SINGING SERGEANTS: Christmas on Stage and Screen Altissimo
75442253492
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Vocal Recital: Borkh, Inge - BEETHOVEN, L. van / MENOTTI, G.C. / VERDI, G. / WAGNER, R. / GIORDANO, U. (1936-2006) Orfeo
C714061B
Opera
Role: Lyricist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BARBER, S.: Vanessa [Opera] (Steber, R. Elias, Malaniuk, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic, Mitropoulos) (1958) Orfeo
C653062I
Opera
BARBER: Capricorn Concerto / A Hand of Bridge / Canzonetta / Intermezzo Naxos
8.559135
Opera
BARBER: Choral Music Naxos
8.559053
Choral - Secular
BARBER: Vanessa Naxos
8.669140-41
Opera
MENOTTI, G.: Consul (The) / Amelia al ballo (Engel, Sanzogno) (1950, 1954) Naxos Historical
8.112023-24
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / My Christmas (Willis, Mabry) Naxos
8.669019
Opera, Choral - Secular
MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / Sebastian Suite (Schippers, Mitropoulos) (1946, 1951) Naxos Historical
8.111364
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Maria Golovin [Opera] (Duval, Cross, Neway, Las, Handt, P.H. Adler) Naxos Historical
8.111376-77
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The) / The Telephone (Powers, Keller, Dame, Cotlow, Mastice, Rogier, Balaban) Naxos Historical
8.111370
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The): Monica's Waltz [Opera] (P. Michaels, Chicago Opera Theater Ensemble, Rapchak) Cedille
CDR3007
Opera
MENOTTI, G.C.: Saint of Bleecker Street (The) / The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore (Schippers) (1955, 1957) Naxos Historical
8.111360-61
Opera, Choral - Secular
MENOTTI: The Medium Cedille
CDR90000-034
Opera
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND SEA CHANTERS CHORUS: Homeward Bound Altissimo
75442270402
Choral - Secular
Vocal Recital: Borkh, Inge - BEETHOVEN, L. van / MENOTTI, G.C. / VERDI, G. / WAGNER, R. / GIORDANO, U. (1936-2006) Orfeo
C714061B
Opera




 
 
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