Gian Carlo Menotti

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Gian Carlo Menotti



Birth - Death

1911 - 2007



Notable Achievements

Pulitzer Prize


Classical opera music composer. Notable works include 'The Consul' (1950, Pulitzer Prize) and 'The Saint of Bleecker Street' (1955, Pulitzer Prize). Composed his Christmas opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' for NBC, the first opera ever written for television in America. Recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor (1984). In 2010, the main theatre in Spoleto, Italy was renamed as the 'Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti'. Founded the Spoleto Festival in the United States in 1958, and 10 years later expanded it to the Melbourne (Australia) Spoleto Festival, now known as the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Partner was composer Samuel Barber.

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