The Consul (dramatic opera)The Consul won both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Circle Critics' Award when it debuted in 1954, enthralling critics and audiences alike...
'Consul' forever relevant opera
There are some American classics everyone ought to see once. Gian Carlo Menotti's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1954 opera, "The Consul," is one of them....Cinnabar Theater offers audiences a rare chance to see this work locally. The stage direction by Elly Lichenstein and music direction by Nina Shuman, show great respect and affection for the material, which makes their production a pleasure to witness.
The entire cast sings with precision and emotion, and the acting is convincing... Brown's performance [as Magda] is outstanding. Anyone who isn't on Magda's side by the final act has no heart.
For those who have always wanted to give opera a try, and those who never miss a chance, this a convenient opportunity to see a quality production close to home. Read more...
Consul,' sadly doesn't show its age'
Set in an unnamed country that was then rumored to be communist Poland but today might be Egypt, Syria, North Korea, China or (sadly) numerous other nations, "The Consul" documents how totalitarian regimes get away with terrorizing their citizens despite international disapproval....
Admirably supported by a 14-piece orchestra, Cinnabar's cast meets the company's usual high standards for vocal quality....
The Consul differs from some operas by keeping the drama in the forefront and having the music support it. It’s a powerful story punctuated by some very poignant music.
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Join the cast and directors of The Consul for a free preview at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma Campus Monday, October 8 at 7pm. Learn what makes this opera so powerful and not to be missed. More here...
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