• Gian Carlo Menotti
  • The Telephone or l’Amour a Trois (2-piano version) (1945)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Translations available: German, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish

  • 2 pianos
  • Soprano, Baritone
  • 20 min

Programme Note

Cast List:
   LUCY: Soprano
   BEN: Baritone

Ben wants to propose to his friend Lucy, but is frustrated by the constant interruption of her telephone. Since Ben has to catch a train for an important business meeting, he leaves Lucy’s apartment and, adopting the strategy “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” succeeds in proposing to Lucy over the telephone from a nearby phone booth.

Related works:
   The Telephone (orchestral accompaniment)
   The Telephone (2-piano accompaniment)

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