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FESTIVALS: CAROLINA'S GRAND NEW OPRY

In his creative heyday, Gian Carlo Menotti, 83, was noted more for his dark, neo-Puccini operas, such as The Saint of Bleecker Street and The Medium, than for...

Music: A Little Puccini and Water

Amid the shambles of Gian Carlo Menotti's opera Goya, which got its world premiere in Washington this month, there was one bright spot: at least the sets are...

Music: Madrigal & Mime

Onstage, dancers pranced about in the guise of poets, unicorns and gorgons. In the pit, a chorus sang words as the dancers gestured in silent mime. On the end...

Music: Shangri-La for Artists

The town curls like a dozing cat on the side of a sunny Umbrian hill. Tourists rarely wander down its narrow, cobblestoned streets. But last week little (pop...

Milestones, Dec. 26, 1977

DIED. Thomas Schippers, 47, a top American conductor who had a special reverence for the romantic repertory and a knack for reviving neglected works; of lung...

Music: Living Children

Gian Carlo Menotti scribbled away at arias and orchestrations right up to the final dress rehearsal. So did the copyists. Despite the furious round-the-clock...

Theater Abroad: Overplaying Medea

Composer-Impresario Gian Carlo Menotti had never directed a straight play before, but this was one challenge he could not resist. It was the first Ital ian...

Festivals: Musica e Martini Dry

When Gian Carlo Menotti took over the cobbled Umbrian city of Spoleto in 1958 for his first Festival of Two Worlds, the musical fringe of Manhattan's cocktail...

Opera: A Banal Savage

The critics were downright disgusted when Gian Carlo Menotti's new opera buffa was first performed in Paris last October. Le Dernier Sauvage had a libretto...

Music: Menotti's Hour

Gian Carlo Menotti owes a large part of his fame to television and the fact that Amahl has replaced Tiny Tim as America's favorite Christmas cripple. Though...

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