Help, Help, the Globolinks! by Gian Carlo Menotti

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'''''Help, Help, the Globolinks!''''' is an opera in four scenes by Gian Carlo Menotti with an original English libretto by the composer. It was commissioned by the Hamburg State Opera and first performed as ''Hilfe, Hilfe, die Globolinks!'' in a German translation by Kurt Honolka on December 21, 1968 in a double bill with Menotti's ''Amahl and the Night Visitors''. The opera had its English language premiere on August 1, 1969 in the United States at the Santa Fe Opera in a double bill with Igor Stravinsky's ''The Nightingale''. Both premiere productions were directed by the composer. Many of the cast members from the Santa Fe production reprised their roles for the work's New York debut at the New York City Opera in December 1969.

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