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Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti (, Italian: [dʒaŋ ˈkarlo meˈnɔtti]; 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, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste.

He won a Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Consul (1950) and for The Saint of Bleecker Street (1955). He founded the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) in Spoleto 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.

Menotti died on February 1, 2007, at the age of 95 in a hospital in Monte Carlo, Monaco, where he had a home. He was buried in East Lothian, Scotland.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 7th, 1911 (Cadegliano-Viconago), Died February 1st, 2007 (Monte Carlo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 76629 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 1, part 1 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76630 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 1, part 2 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76631 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 1, part 3 & Scene 2, part 1 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76632 4/10/1950 Act I, Scene 2, part 2 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76633 5/1/1950 Act I, Scene 2, part 3 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76634 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 1, part 1 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76635 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 1, part 2 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76636 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 1, part 3 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76637 5/9/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 1 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76638 5/9/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 2 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76639 5/16/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 3 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76640 4/11/1950 Act II, Scene 2, part 4 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76641 5/16/1950 Act III, Scene 1, part 1 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76642 4/14/1950 Act III, Scene 1, part 2 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76643 5/16/1950 Act III, Scene 2, part 1 Lehman Engel lyricist  
Decca 76644 5/16/1950 Act III, Scene 2, part 2 Lehman Engel lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Menotti, Gian Carlo," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108000.

Menotti, Gian Carlo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108000.

"Menotti, Gian Carlo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108000

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