Overview


Synopsis

When her family’s safety is put at risk, Magda Sorel must obtain visas for them to leave the country. Magda is pitted against a bureaucracy that is unrelenting and which has a corrupt and manipulative secret police. The Consul is a suspense-filled opera packed with emotion and surprises that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Its gripping conclusion and its amazing similarities to current events has made it a favorite of contemporary opera lovers. The Consul is set in an ambiguous country, and in a consulate for another ambiguous country. In the post-World War era this spoke to the public and may have been much of the reason that The Consul had an eight-month run on Broadway.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1950
Genres
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
somewhere in europe, after world war ii
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Licensor
Ideal For
College/University, Professional Opera
Casting Notes

Includes adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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