The Boy Who Grew Too Fast

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The Boy Who Grew Too Fast is a "one-act opera for young people" with music and libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti. It was first performed by OperaDelaware at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 24, 1982.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast,
(Conductor: )
Conductor soprano Evelyn Swensson
Miss Hope soprano Denise Coffey
Poponel tenor Phillip Peterson
Mrs. Skosvodmonit, Poponel's mother mezzo-soprano Sara Hagopian
Dr. Shrinck tenor Frank Reynolds
Mad Dog, a terrorist bass-baritone Alan Wagner
Nurse Proctor mezzo-soprano Joy Vandever
Little Poponel treble
Police Officer non-singing
Children (treble chorus)