"Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears."

Before gay liberation and before gay people could be completely candid about their liaisons, Menotti and long-time partner Samuel Barber proved that gay men could have relationships that did not have to be closeted, though the term 'homosexuality' was never mentioned in public. [link]

Menotti sitting on a couch with large graphic print in a very ornate room.