• Gian Carlo Menotti
  • The Saint of Bleecker Street (1954)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2+pic.2+ca.2+bcl.2+cbn/4331/timp.3perc/hp.pf/str; stage music: pic/3tpt.tbn.tba/2perc
  • SSAATTBB chorus
  • 2 Sopranos, 4 Mezzo sopranos, 2 Baritones, Bass
  • 3 hr 50 min
  • Libretto by the composer.
  • English, French, German, Italian

Programme Note

1955 Pulitzer Prize in Music


Cast List:

   ASSUNTA: Mezzo-Soprano
   CARMELA: Soprano
   MARIA CORONA, a newspaper vendor: Soprano
   HER DUMB SON, about 16 years old
   DON MARCO, a priest: Bass
   ANNINA: Soprano
   MICHELE: Tenor
   DESIDERIA: Mezzo-Soprano
   SALVATORE: Baritone
   CONCETTINA, a child
   A YOUNG MAN
   AN OLD WOMAN
   BARTENDER
   FIRST GUEST
   SECOND GUEST
   A NUN
   A YOUNG PRIEST
   Neighbors, Friends, Policemen, etc.


Synopsis:

Annina, the Saint of Bleecker Street, wants to take the veil before she dies, but her non-believing brother Michele tries to prevent her from taking part in religious rites. When Michele refuses to acknowledge his girlfriend Desideria, she accuses him of having an unnatural love for his sister. Michele stabs Desideria to death. Annina goes through with the religious ceremony before her brother can stop her, then dies.

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The Saint Of Bleecker Street: Atto 1, Scena Prima
The Saint Of Bleecker Street: Atto 1, Scena Seconda
The Saint Of Bleecker Street: Atto 2
The Saint Of Bleecker Street: Atto 3, Scena Prima
The Saint Of Bleecker Street: Atto 3, Scena Seconda

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