Ben goes to visit Lucy before leaving for a trip to ask for a hand, but Lucy is busy with a series of unending phone calls and almost completely ignores him. Defeated, and worried about missing his train, Ben leaves, but before going he makes one last attempt: he calls Lucy from a phone box and asks her to marry him. She says yes and the two of them unite in a romantic duet over the phone. This is The Telephone, or L’Amour à trois, a comic opera by Gian Carlo Menotti written in 1947. Here we see a performance by an exceptional cast including, amongst others, Cinzia Forte, Marco Camastra and director Fabrizio M. Carminati.