December 27, 1954
The Saint of Bleecker Street
Composer:Gian Carlo Menotti
Librettist:Gian Carlo Menotti
Synopsis
Annina, the Saint of Bleecker Street, wants to take the veil before she dies, but her non-believing brother Michele tries to prevent her from taking part in religious rites. When Michele refuses to acknowledge his girlfriend Desideria, she accuses him of having an unnatural love for his sister. Michele stabs Desideria to death. Annina goes through with the religious ceremony before her brother can stop her, then dies.

Productions
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Central City OperaThe Saint of Bleecker Street7/7/2007 - 8/18/2007
Pittsburgh Festival OperaThe Saint of Bleecker Street4/4/1999 - 4/18/1999
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityThe Saint of Bleecker Street4/1/1994 - 4/15/1994
Des Moines Metro OperaThe Saint of Bleecker Street7/1/1993 - 7/16/1993


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
03:50

Number of Acts
3

Original Cast
Virginia Copeland/Gabrielle Ruggiero (Annina)
David Poleri/Davis Cunningham (Michele)
Gloria Lane (Desideria)
Leon Lishner (Don Marco)
Maria Di Gerlando (Carmela)
Maria Marlo (Maria Corona)
David Aiken (Salvatore)
Lucy Becque (Concettina)


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