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Gian Carlo Menotti

Publisher: G. Schirmer

The Telephone or l’Amour a Trois (1945)
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1945
Duration
20 Minutes
Soloist
Soprano, Baritone
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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 phonebooth.



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  • 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
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