Vanessa is an American opera in three acts by Samuel Barber, with an original English libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti. It was composed in 1956–1957 and was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 15, 1958.
This paperback Vocal Score of the revised edition is arranged for Soprano (Vanessa), Mezzo-Soprano (Erika) Contralto (The Old Baroness), Tenor (Anatol), Baritone (The Old Doctor) and Bass (Nicholas; The Footman) Voices. Highlights from the score include the Soprano scena and aria He has come, he has come!...Do Not Utter a Word, the Mezzo aria Must the Winter Come So Soon?, and the last act quintet, To Leave, to Break.
Samuel Barber was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and Piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century.