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Samuel Barber was an American composer. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; music critic Donal Henahan stated that "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim." He entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he met Gian Carlo Menotti, who became his partner in life as well as in their shared profession. Gian Carlo Menotti supplied the libretto (text) for Barber's opera, Vanessa.

Samuel Barber was an American composer. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; music critic Donal Henahan stated that "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim." He entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he met Gian Carlo Menotti, who became his partner in life as well as in their shared profession. Gian Carlo Menotti supplied the libretto (text) for Barber's opera, Vanessa.

Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Gian-Carlo Menotti looking at a book next to a convertible.

Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Gian-Carlo Menotti looking at a book next to a convertible.

Gian Carlo Menotti (1911 – 2007) was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste. He won a Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Consul (1950) and for The Saint of Bleecker Street (1955).

Gian Carlo Menotti (1911 – 2007) was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste. He won a Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Consul (1950) and for The Saint of Bleecker Street (1955).

Gian Carlo Menotti (pronounced [dʒan ˈkarlo meˈnɔtːi]; July 7, 1911 – February 1, 2007) was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship.[1] He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste

Gian Carlo Menotti (pronounced [dʒan ˈkarlo meˈnɔtːi]; July 7, 1911 – February 1, 2007) was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship.[1] He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste

Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007) Italian-American composer & librettist. In 1928 he enrolled at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music where he met composer Samuel Barber, who became Menotti's lover & partner in life & in work; with Menotti crafting the libretto for Barber's most famous opera, Vanessa, which premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1958. After graduation, the two men bought a house together in New York, which they named "Capricorn" & shared for over forty years.

Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007) Italian-American composer & librettist. In 1928 he enrolled at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music where he met composer Samuel Barber, who became Menotti's lover & partner in life & in work; with Menotti crafting the libretto for Barber's most famous opera, Vanessa, which premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1958. After graduation, the two men bought a house together in New York, which they named "Capricorn" & shared for over forty years.

Today in Italy's History: Gian Carlo Menotti's Birthday - http://uomo-moderno.com/today-in-italys-history-gian-carlo-menottis-birthday/

Today in Italy's History: Gian Carlo Menotti's Birthday - http://uomo-moderno.com/today-in-italys-history-gian-carlo-menottis-birthday/

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