The Consul 1950

Opened: March 15, 1950

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Third Eye Announces Tenth And Final Season With Gian Carlo Menotti's THE CONSUL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2023

Celebrating their 10th and final season, Third Eye Theatre Ensemble harkens back to their roots with a stirring and timely performance of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul. 

Opera NUOVA Presents Gian Carlo Menotti's THE CONSUL at Freemason's Hall
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

The Consul tells a timely story about bureaucracy and immigration during turbulent times. Gian Carlo Menotti was himself an Italian immigrant to the United States, and wrote the opera as a response to refugees fleeing Europe after World War II.

BWW Review: UCO Opera's THE CONSUL Is a Haunting Tale of Caution
by Adrienne Proctor - Apr 5, 2022

UCO's opera department offers a cautionary tale. The Consul tells the story of one family trying to escape a country they can no longer call home. Though it ran on Broadway in 1950, it brings to mind current images that are seen on the news every night. Parallels to refugees and the bureaucratic system of being a victim of foreign war are seen.

Opera180 Announces Next Event - Menotti's THE CONSUL
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2020

Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 2nd season with the 1950 Pulitzer Prize winning drama The Consul, with music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti. Performances will be April 17th & 18th at the Kansas City Masonic Temple at 903 Harrison Street in downtown Kansas City. Tickets are $25/each. The production will be sung in English.

China Institute Honors Zhang Huan, Pin Ni, Sophia Sheng, And Ezra Vogel at 35th Annual Blue Cloud Gala
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2019

China Institute celebrated its 2019 Blue Cloud Gala on November 25 at The Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York City, raising needed funds to support its work and mission to help better educate Americans about China.

Transgressive Theatre-Opera Hosts Benefit Concert For Immigrant Relief
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2019

Transgressive Theatre-Opera will offer this benefit concert at 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 7 at the historic Ebenezer Lutheran Church's auditorium, 1650 W. Foster. Everyone involved is donating their talent so that all tickets sales and other donations can go directly to a local immigrant relief and a national immigrant relief organization. The organizations to be benefited are Ebenezer's own Refugee Support and the National Immigrant Justice Center. Special permission for this concert benefiting these specific organizations was granted by the Menotti estate.

Opera Saratoga Announces DISCOVER!OPERA Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2018

Opera Saratoga announced DISCOVER!OPERA, a new program to introduce area high school and college students to opera by providing free tickets to select performances as part of the company's annual Summer Festival, as well as access to related programs. This summer, Opera Saratoga will provide free tickets to students for two performances through the DISCOVER!OPERA program.

Opera Saratoga Announces DISCOVER!OPERA New Free Ticket Program For Students
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2018

 Opera Saratoga announced DISCOVER!OPERA, a new program to introduce area high school and college students to opera by providing free tickets to select performances as part of the company's annual Summer Festival, as well as access to related programs. This summer, Opera Saratoga will provide free tickets to students for two performances through the DISCOVER!OPERA program.  

Opera Saratoga Announces Free Refugee Voices Programs
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti.

Opera Saratoga Announces Free Refugee Voices Programs
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti.

BWW Preview: Summertime and the Music is Easy, in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 11, 2018

If you can't get enough of operas, symphonic concerts and a few musical theatre pieces thrown in for good measure, have I got a summer for you! Start in New York City and head north--almost around the corner, or a weekend (or more) away--and you'll find more than enough to keep you happy during the sultry weather ahead. (Even if it doesn't turn out quite so sultry…) It covers the gamut from Handel to Puccini, from serial podcasts to light opera, from dramma serio to musical comedy, with an added emphasis on Leonard Bernstein as the music world celebrates his 100th birthday.

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org.

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region.

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org.

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting And Programs For 2018 Summer Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org.

THE CONSUL Coming to Chicago Opera Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Consul,' a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. 'The Consul' is a modern opera whose subject matter has proven to have lasting relevance since its premiere in 1950.

Patricia Racette Returns to Chicago Opera Theater in THE CONSUL
by Julie Musbach - Oct 7, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents The Consul, a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Hailed by the New York Times as an opera of eloquence, momentousness, and intensity of expression written from the heart, The Consul is a modern opera whose subject matter has proven to have lasting relevance since its premiere in 1950. This show features direction by former COT Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek, music direction by internationally renowned conductor Kristof van Grysperre, and stars legendary soprano Patricia Racette as Magda Sorel.

THE CONSUL Coming to Chicago Opera Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Consul,' a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. 'The Consul' is a modern opera whose subject matter has proven to have lasting relevance since its premiere in 1950.

Long Beach Opera Presents THE CONSUL at the Centinela Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

On October 14, 20 and 22, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present three performances of The Consul with music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti, and starring Patricia Racette, making her Long Beach Opera debut at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts, Lawndale.

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region.

Long Beach Opera Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Long Beach Opera's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced Long Beach Opera's 2017/18 season.

AFKC to Host Annual FETE DE LA BASTILLE
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 11, 2016

On Sunday, July 10th, the Alliance Francaise de Kansas City will hold its annual "Fete de la Bastille" from 2pm to 6pm at Salon Voterro Paris in Waldo, at 332 W. 75th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

The Dallas Opera Announces 2016-17 Season - MADAME BUTTERFLY, MOBY DICK and More!
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 22, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its spectacular 2016-2017 Season, consisting of five brilliant mainstage productions, including two repertoire classics never before performed by this company. 

Dallas Opera Presents LA BOHEME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème.

The Consul FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Consul has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1950, Broadway which opened in 1950 and Off-Broadway which opened in 1962.

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