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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.

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