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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
  • 27 OCT 2019
    Das Telefon (Opera)
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Staatsorchester Braunschweig
    Alexis Agrafiotis, conductor
  • 27 OCT 2019
    Braunschweig, Germany

    Other Dates:
    7,10,20 November; 1,4,13 December; 22 January 2020 - Braunschweig, Germany
    4 November - Braunschweig / Germany
  • 22 NOV 2019
    Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford, MA
    Illumination Opera

    Other Dates:
    23 November - Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford, MA
  • 07 FEB 2020
    Hinckley Studio, Hampton Opera Center / Portland, OR / USA
    Portland Opera

    Other Dates:
    22,20,15,13,11,9 February - Hinckley Studio, Hampton Opera Center / Portland, OR / USA
  • 27 JUN 2020
    Das Telefon
    Hof der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität / Jena / Germany
    Akademische Orchestervereinigung der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    Sebastian Krahnert, conductor

    Other Dates:
    28,29 June; 1,2,4 July - Hof der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität / Jena / Germany

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