The Consul


Saturday, August 10

8pm Where



Do not miss this interpretation of famed American composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1950 powerful and universal opera, The Consul, directed by acclaimed soprano Yolanda F. Johnson and renowned opera director Nancy Rhodes.

When the opera premiered in 1950, The New York Times hailed it as “a smash hit” and “an opera of eloquence, momentousness, and intensity of expression.” It is the story of John Sorel and his wife, Magda, and how he flees the secret police in an unnamed country to gain freedom in a new land. Nearly 70 years later, the words and music of The Consul ring just as true.

Performance followed by Q&A with the creative team and cast.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop until 7pm while supplies last. Plus, stop by the Penny Lick Ice Cream cart!