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Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007)


Gian Carlo Menotti was born on July 7, 1911 in Cadegliano-Viconago, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and composer, known for The Medium (1951), Great Performances (1971) and NBC Television Opera Theatre (1950). He was married to Samuel Barber. He died on February 1, 2007 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. See full bio »

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(age 95) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Medium Writer
(1951)
(1986)
(1958-1962)
Omnibus Writer
(1952-1959)

Filmography

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 2002 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1990 Carole Farley in 'The Telephone' and 'La Voix Humaine' (TV Movie) (libretto - segment "'The Telephone, or L'Amour à Trois'", as Gian-Carlo Menotti)
 1986 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Goya (1986) ... (writer)
 1978 Zenés TV színház (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A telefon (1978)
 1978 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie)
 1977 The Medium (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1972 Konsuli (TV Movie) (opera "The Consul")
 1969 Help, Help, the Globolinks! (TV Movie) (libretto - as Gian-Carlo Menotti)
 1968 Das Telefon oder Liebe zu dritt (TV Short) (play)
 1967 Lopov i usedelica (TV Movie)
 1966 Amelia Goes to the Ball (TV Movie)
 1963 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie)
 1963 Das Telefon (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Der Konsul (TV Movie)
  NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (libretto - 4 episodes, 1958 - 1962) (writer - 1 episode, 1962)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1962) (1962) ... (libretto)
- Labyrinth (1962) ... (writer)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1961) ... (libretto)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1959) (1959) ... (libretto)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1958) (1958) ... (libretto)
 1960 The Consul (TV Movie)
 1960 Le médium (TV Movie)
 1960 The Medium (TV Movie)
 1960 Amahl en de nachtelijke bezoekers (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1959 Maria Golovín (TV Movie) (libretto) / (teleplay)
  Omnibus (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode, 1959) (opera - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Medium (1959) ... (libretto)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 1 (1952) ... (opera - segment "The Telephone")
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1957) ... (libretto)
 1957 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie)
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1956) ... (libretto)
 1956 The Telephone (TV Movie)
 1956 The Saint of Bleecker Street (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1956 Le Médium (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1955 Amahl en de nachtelijke bezoekers (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1955) ... (libretto)
 1955 Das Telefon oder Die Liebe zu dritt (TV Short) (play)
 1954 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1953 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1953) ... (libretto)
 1953 The Medium (TV Movie) (libretto - as Gian-Carlo Menotti)
 1952/I Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie) (librettist)
 1952/II Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1951 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1951 The Medium (libretto - as Gian-Carlo Menotti)
 1951 The Consul (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1948 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Medium (1948) ... (by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

All vocal works contain lyrics/libretti by the composer unless otherwise specified. The Death of Pierrot (opera, 1922) The Little Mermaid (lost opera; libretto by Don Rimoldi, after Hans Christian Andersen, 1923) Variations on a Theme of Schumann (piano variations, 1930) Arrangement of Bach's Works for Carillon (1931) ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gian-Carlo Menotti | Giancarlo Menotti
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Personal Quote:

[2001, interview in New York Times] Fate has blessed me. But if there's one thing I regret, it's this accursed festival. It's robbed too much of my time from composition and from the chance to just be curious about life, art and philosophy. Suddenly there's no time left, and it makes me feel desperate. See more »

Trivia:

Founded arts festivals in three countries: the Festival of Two Worlds held in Spoleto in his native Italy; Spoleto USA in Charleston, SC; and another in Melbourne, Australia, which helped several renowned performers get their start, among them Shirley Verrett, Patrice Chéreau, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp. Called the most performed opera composer in the US by The New York Times, several of his ... See more »

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