Episode 13 - 1955:Gian Carlo Menotti, The Saint of Bleecker Street
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In this episode, Dave and Andrew explore the first repeat winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Music. We covered Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul in Episode 8 and now he's back again with The Saint of Bleecker Street. We were generally favorable toward The Consul, finding it an effective, if derivative opera. Will Menotti score another hit with this story of a young woman who displays the stigmata?

If you're interested in The Saint of Bleecker Street, we recommend:

  1. The original Broadway cast recording from 1954
  2. The TV movie version of the opera, broadcast on NBC in 1955

We also recommend exploring the Spoleto festival a bit more, both the Festival of Two Worlds held in Spoleto, Italy and the Spoleto Festival hosted in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

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