• Gian Carlo Menotti
  • Martin’s Lie (1964)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 11111210timp.3perchpva.vc.db
  • treble chorus
  • Mezzo soprano, 3 Trebles, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
  • 50 min

Programme Note

Cast List:

   MARTIN, a boy of about 12: Boy soprano
   CHRISTOPHER, another boy, slightly older than Martin: Boy soprano
   TIMOTHY: a very young boy: Boy soprano
   NANINGA, a woman about 50: Mezzo-soprano
   FATHER CORNELIUS: Tenor
   THE STRANGER: Baritone
   THE SHERIFF: Bass
   THE ORPHANS: Children's chorus
   THE EXECUTIONER: silent role
   SOLDIERS: silent roles

Synopsis:

Set in the 14th century, Martin is an orphan in an asylum run by a loving housekeeper and a kind priest. Alone in the kitchen at night, Martin gives refuge to a stranger who claims to be his father. When Martin lies to the sheriff to protect the stranger, he is faced with torture and dies of fright.



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Martin's Lie: Martin my boy (Father Cornelius)

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