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Gian Carlo Menotti

Publisher: G. Schirmer

The Telephone or l’Amour a Trois (1945)
Work Notes
Translations available: German, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish
Text Writer
Libretto by the composer.
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1945
Duration
20 Minutes
Language
English
Soloist
Soprano, Baritone
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Programme Note
Gian Carlo Menotti The Telephone or l’Amour a Trois (1945)
Cast List:
   LUCY: Soprano
   BEN: Baritone

Synopsis:
Ben wants to propose to his friend Lucy, but is frustrated by the constant interruption of her telephone. Since Ben has to catch a train for an important business meeting, he leaves Lucy’s apartment and, adopting the strategy “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” succeeds in proposing to Lucy over the telephone from a nearby phone booth.

Related works:
   The Telephone (orchestral accompaniment)
   The Telephone (2-piano accompaniment)



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  • Pearl:
  • Ensemble
    New York Chamber Ensemble
    Soloist(s)
    Susan Rotholz (Flute), Jeanne Ommerlé (Soprano), Richard Holmes (Baritone), Marcia Butler (Oboe), Carl Albach (Trumpet), William Moersch (Percussion), Barbara Mort (Piano), Julie Rosenfeld (Violin), Martin Riseley (Violin), Daniel Grabois (French Horn), Michael Finn (Bassoon), Alan R. Kay (Clarinet), Deborah Redding (Violin), Francesca Martin-Silos (Viola), Diane Chaplin (Cello), David Rosi (Double Bass)
    Conductor
    Stephen Rogers Radcliffe
    Albany:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 01 FEB 2019
    Cégep de Limoilou, Salle Sylvain-Lelièvre, Québec, QC, Canada
    Conservatoire de musique de Québec
    Gilles Auger, conductor

    Other Dates:
    3 February - Cégep de Limoilou, Salle Sylvain-Lelièvre, Québec, QC, Canada
  • 01 FEB 2019
    The Master's University School of Music, Santa Clarita, CA
    The Master's University Orchestra
    Benjamin Mason, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2 February - The Master's University School of Music, Santa Clarita, CA
  • 09 FEB 2019
    Enid Symphony Hall, Enid, OK
    Enid Symphony Orchestra
    Douglas Newell, conductor

    Other Dates:
    10 February - Enid Symphony Hall, Enid, OK
  • 28 FEB 2019
    McCullough Recital Hall, Austin, TX
    Butler Opera Center
    Kelly Kuo, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2,3 March - McCullough Recital Hall, Austin, TX
  • 23 MAR 2019
    The Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
    Lancaster Bible College
    Dr. Robert Bigley, conductor

    Other Dates:
    24 March - The Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
  • 12 APR 2019
    Schrott Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
    Butler University School of Music
    James Caraher, conductor

    Other Dates:
    13 April - Schrott Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

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