The Egg, An Operatic Riddle

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The Egg, An Operatic Riddle


To honor Gian Carlo Menotti on his 70th birthday, the Chorale gave the Chicago premiere of his charming allegory The Egg. Full of pageantry and beautiful melodies, and with characters ranging from the Seven Deadly Sins to hermit Saints, this one-act opera is a true treasure.

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Track Listings and Performers

1. Prologue

2. The Desert

3-9. Court of the Basilissa

10-12. A Road Outside the City

13. Traditional Roman Acclamation

William Ferris Chorale / Composer Festival Orchestra / William Ferris, director / World premiere recording of the historic live performance given to celebrate Gian Carlo Menotti’s 70th birthday.