The Most Important Man
Composer: Gian Carlo Menotti
Librettist: Gian Carlo Menotti
Other Artistic Personnel: Oliver Smith (designer)
Gian Carlo Menotti (stage director)
Christopher Keene (conductor)
Original Cast: Eugene Holmes (Toimé Ukamba)
harry Theyard (Dr. Arnek)
Joanna Bruno (Cora)
Beverly Wolff (Leona)
Richard Stilwell (Eric Rupert)
John Lankston (Professor Clement)
Joaquin Romaguera (Professor Risselberg)
Thomas Jamerson (Professor Bolental)
Don Yule (Professor Grippel)
Work Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2420&St
Premiere Date: March 07, 1971
Producing Company: New York City Opera
Description: Set in 20th-century colonial Africa, Toimé Ukamba hopes to become the ‘most important man’ with his discovery of a formula to change the world. He is thwarted by the ‘white state’ and by the scientist who is his mentor. He dies in disgrace.
Character List (Major): Dramatic Baritone
Dramatic Tenor
Mezzo Soprano
Lyric Soprano
Dramatic Soprano
2 Baritones
2 Tenors
Bass
Buffo Bass
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 3
Orchestration: 2 fl + pic, 2 ob + ca, 2 cl + bcl, 2 bsn + cbn - 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba - timp, 2 perc - hp, pf, org - str
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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