This gripping American drama wowed Broadway audiences during its original run, earning both the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical and 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Music. A devoted wife and mother clashes with the bureaucracy of a nameless police state while trying to obtain an exit visa for her family. The suspenseful narrative surprises with several magical touches and is buoyed by a melodic score in which love, hope, and redemption all play their part. Don’t miss this riveting Seattle Opera premiere!
In English with English subtitles | at McCaw HallApproximate Running Time: 3 hours, with 2 intermissions
Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons available on Sunday, February 23. Description begins 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the matinee.
This production of The Consul rounds up several of the brightest talents to come through the company’s Young Artists Program over the past decade.
View photos of this dramatic production, as well as images of stars Marcy Stonikas, Michael Todd Simpson, and Sarah Larsen in past roles at Seattle Opera.
Gian Carlo Menotti’s riveting drama—his first full-length opera—had its premiere in 1950 and remains relevant today, with its portrayal of humanity’s battle against totalitarianism.
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The Consul, 2014 © Elise Bakketun
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 7:30 PM
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 2:00 PM
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 7:30 PM
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 7:30 PM
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 7:30 PM
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 7:30 PM
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 7:30 PM
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