Martin’s Lie
Composer: Gian Carlo Menotti
Librettist: Gian Carlo Menotti
Other Artistic Personnel: Anthony Powell (designer)
Lawrence Leonard (conductor)
Gian Carlo Menotti (stage director)
English Chamber Orchestra
St. Mary Redcliffe Secondary School Chorus
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)
Work Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2420&St
Premiere Date: June 03, 1964
Description: 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.
Character List (Major): MARTIN, a boy of about 12: Boy soprano
CHRISTOPHER, another boy, slightly older than Martin: Boy soprano
TIMOTHY: a very young boy: Boy soprano
NANINGA, a woman about 50: Mezzo-soprano
FATHER CORNELIUS: Tenor
THE STRANGER: Baritone
THE SHERIFF: Bass
Bit Parts: THE EXECUTIONER: silent role
SOLDIERS: silent roles
Length: 00:50
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: THE ORPHANS: Children's chorus (treble chorus)
Orchestration: fl, ob, cl, bsn - hrn, 2 tpt, tbn - timp, 3 perc - hp - va, vc, db
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Composer Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2419&St
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2420&St
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