March 1, 1950
The Consul
Composer:Gian Carlo Menotti
Librettist:Gian Carlo Menotti
Set in Europe, John has fled his country, which is under a dictatorship, to save his life and wants his wife, Magda, his baby and his mother to join him. Magda is frustrated by the red tape at the consul’s office and her inability to see him. When John returns home, he discovers that Magda is dead and he is arrested by the secret police.

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Baltimore Concert OperaThe Consul11/22/2019 - 11/24/2019
Opera MODOThe Consul2/21/2019 - 2/24/2019
Bronx OperaThe Consul1/12/2019 - 1/19/2019
Opera SaratogaThe Consul7/7/2018 - 7/15/2018
Chicago Opera TheaterThe Consul11/4/2017 - 11/12/2017
Dayton OperaThe Consul10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017
Long Beach OperaThe Consul10/14/2017 - 10/22/2017
Florida Grand OperaThe Consul5/9/2015 - 5/16/2015
Opera Santa BarbaraThe Consul4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014
Opera New JerseyThe Consul7/7/2011 - 7/24/2011
Opéra de MontréalThe Consul3/3/2011 - 3/12/2011
Glimmerglass FestivalThe Consul7/7/2009 - 8/24/2009
Chautauqua OperaThe Consul7/7/2009 - 7/27/2009
Opera BostonThe Consul10/1/2005 - 10/24/2005
Arizona OperaThe Consul4/1/2005 - 4/24/2005
North Bay OperaThe Consul3/1/2005 - 3/13/2005
Curtis Institute of MusicThe Consul12/7/2002 - 12/12/2002
Portland OperaThe Consul3/30/2002 - 4/6/2002
Des Moines Metro OperaThe Consul7/6/2000 - 7/15/2000
University of North Carolina at GreensboroThe Consul3/3/2000 - 4/4/2000
Wichita State University Opera TheatreThe Consul10/10/1999 - 10/23/1999
Opéra de MontréalThe Consul5/5/1999 - 5/8/1999
Berkshire Opera CompanyThe Consul7/1/1998 - 7/15/1998
Manitoba OperaThe Consul2/2/1997 - 2/14/1997
Lyric Opera of ChicagoThe Consul10/10/1996 - 11/15/1996
Opéra de MontréalThe Consul4/1/1995 - 5/1/1995
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of MusicThe Consul4/1/1994 - 4/20/1994
Florentine Opera CompanyThe Consul10/1/1993 - 10/16/1993

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Patricia Neway (Magda)
Marie Powers (Mother)
Cornell MacNeil (John Sorel)
Gloria Lane (Secretary)
Leon Lishner (Secret Police Agent)
Chester Watson (First Plainclothesman)
Donald Blackey (Second Plainclothesman)
Andrew McKinley (Magician)
George Jongeyans (Mr. Kofner)
Lydia Summers (Vera Boronel)
Maria Marlo (Foreign Woman)
Francis Monachino (Assan)
Mabel Mercer (Voice on the Record)

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