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Composer: Menotti, Gian Carlo (1911-2007)

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Year of birth1911
Year of death2007
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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PhiladelphiaCurtis Opera Theatre: Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel and The Medium

Weill, Menotti
Curtis Opera Theatre

PhiladelphiaBramwell Tovey returns

Walton, Britten, Menotti
Philadelphia Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey; Philadelphia Symphonic Choir; Joe Miller
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Menotti's fiercely topical Consul at Guildhall

Michelle Alexander (Magda Sorel) © Clive Barda
Guildhall School of Music and Drama tackles Gian Carlo Menotti's rarity, a tale of stateless and paperless 'citizens of nowhere' seeking refuge amid Kafkaesque bureaucracy. 
****1
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Amahl and the Night Visitors: a joyful Christmas fable

This exquisite children’s opera, rarely performed in Adelaide, received a welcome return to inspire a new generation of admirers. 
***11
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Knock, Knock, Who's There? Menotti's The Medium at Grimeborn Festival

Gráinne Gillis (Madame Flora/ Baba) © Yiannis Katsaris
Menotti's strange morality tale about the dangers of conjuring up responses from the Other Side gets an original and creative outing at Grimeborn, including an aerialist on stage at all times. 
***11
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A Menotti evening with l'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

Florie Valiquette & Rachèle Tremblay in The Old Man and the Thief  ©  Yves Renaud
The Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal has a long tradition of nurturing incredible vocal talent, such talent which quite often develops into successful international careers in opera. It is, essentially, a young artists program for the most hard-working young singers in the region.
*****
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Philippe Sly Hits the Jackpot in Montreal Voice Competition

John Brancy (Baritone, United States, 3rd Prize), Philippe Sly (Bass baritone, Canada, 1st Prize), O ©  Gunther Gamper
The Montreal International Musical Competition, this year devoted to voice, ended on a high note with the Winners’ Gala Concert on June 8. First, Second and Third Prize winners sang two arias each, but, in a gratifying show of solidarity with the remaining finalists, the program afforded concertgoers the opportunity to hear the five runners-up as well.