June 3, 1964
Martin’s Lie
Composer:Gian Carlo Menotti
Librettist:Gian Carlo Menotti
Synopsis
Set in the 14th century, Martin is an orphan in an asylum run by a loving housekeeper and a kind priest. Alone in the kitchen at night, Martin gives refuge to a stranger who claims to be his father. When Martin lies to the sheriff to protect the stranger, he is faced with torture and dies of fright.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:50

Number of Acts
1

Original Cast
Michael Wennink (Martin)
Donald McIntyre (Stranger)
William McAlpine (Father Cornelius)
Noreen Berry (Naninga)
Otakar Kraus (Sheriff)
Keith Collins (Christopher)
Roger Nicholas (Timothy)
Hugh Smith Marriott (Executioner)


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