Amahl e gli ospiti notturni (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Program for the first performance in Italy of Menotti's popular Christmas opera at the Teatro della Pergola on May 9, 1953 conducted by Leopold Stokowski. With a signed presentation inscription from the composer. Gian-Carlo MENOTTI.

Amahl e gli ospiti notturni (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Program for the first performance in Italy of Menotti's popular Christmas opera at the Teatro della Pergola on May 9, 1953 conducted by Leopold Stokowski. With a signed presentation inscription from the composer

Small quarto. Original publisher's wrappers printed in dark brown. [19] pp.

With a signed presentation inscription from Menotti in blue ink to title, in Italian: "to Alfredo Lucci in memory of the evening of the 9th of May [the premiere]."

Bound with:
Marceau, Marcel. Il Coppotto (The Overcoat), with Marceau performing with his mime company.

With cast lists for both productions, an illustration of a set design for Amahl, and synopses of both works.

Wrappers very slightly worn and stained.

Menotti's Amahl, to his own libretto, was commissioned by NBC and first performed on December 24, 1951. It was the first opera written specifically for television.

"The charm and clear diatonicism of the work have helped to make it one of the most frequently performed operas of the 20th century." Bruce Archibald and Jennifer Barnes in Grove online. Item #25214

Price: $125.00  other currencies

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