Awards & Winners

Gian Carlo Menotti

Date of Birth 07-July-1911
Place of Birth Cadegliano-Viconago
(Italy, Lombardy, Province of Varese)
Nationality Italy, United States of America
Also know as Gian-Carlo Menotti, Menotti, Gian Carlo
Profession Opera composer, Librettist
Gian Carlo Menotti was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste. He won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Consul and for The Saint of Bleecker Street. He founded the noted Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto in 1958 and its American counterpart, Spoleto Festival USA, in 1977. In 1986 he commenced a Melbourne Spoleto Festival in Australia, but he withdrew after three years. Menotti died on February 1, 2007, at the age of 95 in a hospital in Monte Carlo, Monaco, where he had a home.

Awards by Gian Carlo Menotti

Check all the awards nominated and won by Gian Carlo Menotti.


Nominations 1963 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music for Television NBC Television Opera Theatre


Pulitzer Prize for Music
Honored for : The Saint of Bleecker Street

Nominations 1955 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Best Original Music Composed For Television Hallmark Hall of Fame
For episode \"Amahl and the Night Visitors\"


Nominations 1954 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
BAFTA Award for Best Film The Medium


Nominations 1952 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Original Musical The Medium


Peabody Award
Honored for : Hallmark Hall of Fame
(Amahl and the Night Visitors)


Pulitzer Prize for Music
Honored for : The Consul