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The Consul

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Composer:

Gian Menotti

Librettist:

Gian-Carlo Menotti

Premiere:

1 March 1950, Philadelphia (Shubert Theatre)

Language:

English

Synopsis:

The Consul Synopsis

Libretto:

The Consul Libretto

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About the opera The Consul

The Consul is an opera in three acts with music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti, his first full-length opera. Its first performance was on March 1, 1950, at the Shubert Theatre in Philadelphia with Patricia Neway as the lead heroine Magda Sorel, Gloria Lane as the secretary of the consulate, Marie Powers as the mother, and Andrew McKinley as the magician Nika Magadoff. The opera opened one month later in New York City where it enjoyed a successful opening run. Neway also led the Broadway cast, this time with Rosemary Kuhlmann as the secretary of the consulate. Neway, Kuhlmann, and Powers also performed these roles in the UK at the Cambridge Theatre in February 1951, with Norman Kelley playing the role of the magician Nika. For the opera's La Scala debut in January 1951, Powers and McKinley reprised their roles, and Clara Petrella portrayed Magda.
Zechariah Chafee, Jr. noted the topicality of the opera by analogy to the real-life situations of how non-American scientists were hindered from entering the United States in the early 1950s.
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Roles in The Consul

Magda Sorel Soprano
Secretary of the consulate Mezzo-Soprano
Mother Contralto
John Sorel Baritone
Secret Police Agent Bass
Nika Magadoff Tenor
Mr. Kofner Bass-Baritone
Foreign Woman Soprano

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Arias from The Consul

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Shall we ever see Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
2I shall find for you Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mother
3To this we've come Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
4How did I do it Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nika Magadoff
5Papers, papers.. Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Magda Sorel
6Wir sind so weit Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: Voice: Language: English

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7Oh, those faces! Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

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8The Empty-Handed Traveler Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

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9The Foreign Woman's Aria Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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10The Police Agent's Aria Popularity:

Opera: Consul, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

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