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The Consul: A Musical Drama

Posted on 7/31/2008 10:44:32 PM

By Gian Carlo Menotti
Directed by Sarah Mantel
A Music Theater Production

Dates and Times: December 3–6 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Waller Hall Mainstage

The Consul brilliantly illustrates the desire of Everyman/Everywoman to live freely, to speak openly, to defy oppression, and to cry out against injustice. Grounded by Menotti’s lush and dramatic musical score, the opera is as relevant to our world today as it was at the Broadway premiere in 1949 during the Cold War. Presented by IUP Music Theater and sung in English, this work is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.