Gian Carlo Menotti
Publisher: G. Schirmer
A Bride From Pluto (1982)
Opera and Music Theatre
Baritone, Mezzo soprano, Bass, 2 Sopranos
Billy, the spoiled son of a tailor, wants to have much more than his parents can afford. When his father kicks him out of the house, he sees a strange object in the backyard, a spaceship from Pluto. It contains the Queen of Pluto, who has been searching the galaxy for a husband and has selected Billy. She says he can have anything he wants, but, in exchange, the Queen will replace his heart and soul with an electronic gadget that renders him immortal.