>Thanks, I'll try it with the Serebrier LSO performance. But this still
>does not answer the question whether the Maestro is alive or no...
Here's the beginning of the New York Times obituary:
Gian Carlo Menotti, Opera Composer, Dies at 95
By BERNARD HOLLAND
Published: February 2, 2007
Gian Carlo Menotti, who wrote his first opera before he was 11
and went on to become perhaps the most popular and prolific opera
composer of his time, winning two Pulitzer Prizes, died Thursday
in Monaco, where he had a home. He was 95.
The full obituary can be accessed at