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Samuel Barber

Publisher: G. Schirmer

A Hand of Bridge (1959)
Text Writer
Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti
G Schirmer Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
9 Minutes
English, German
Baritone, Soprano, Tenor, Alto

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Samuel Barber A Hand of Bridge (1959)
Gian Carlo Menotti

Cast List:

   DAVID, a florid businessman: Baritone
   GERALDINE, his middle-aged wife: Soprano
   BILL, a lawyer: Tenor
   SALLY, his wife: Contralto

Two bored couples who are playing their customary game of bridge fantasise during the game.

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