The Consul

The Consul

An Opera by Gian Carlo Menotti

Friday July 14th, 7pm 2017
Sunday July 16th, 2pm

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St. (at Arch)

Tickets: $30 general, $20 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 free


“To this we’ve come, that men withhold the world from men”

With a subject as relevant today as it was in 1950, Gian Carlo Menotti brings to life the horror of a family fleeing political persecution in their home country. Faced with an endless and inhumane vetting process for visas, they endure the agony of an uncertain future. The opera won a pulitzer prize for music and ran on Broadway for nearly 8 months in 1950.

“In endless waiting rooms the hour stands still, the light goes pale and thin, the heart is dead. Leave the doors unlocked and light the lamp within.  Give us back the earth and make us free” -Menotti

Alexander Katsman, Conductor
Igor Vieira, Director
Costumes:  Barbara Lim

with chamber orchestra and supertitles

Magda Sorel: Eliza O’Malley
Secretary: Michelle Rice
Mother: Deborah Rosengaus
John Sorel: Michael Orlinsky
Secret Police Agent: Jason Sarten
Nika Magadoff, magician: Alex Taite
Mr. Kofner: J.T. Williams
Foreign Woman: Cara Gabrielson
Anna Gomez: Amy Foote
Vera Boronel: Bethany Goldson
Assan: Igor Vieira
Voice on the Record: Liliane Cromer





Violin: Philip Santos
Violin: Yulee Seo
Viola: Steve Levintow
‘Cello: Frederic Rosselet
Bass: Richard Worn
Flute: Laurie Camphouse
Oboe: Max Hollander
Clarinet: Diane Maltester
Bassoon: Cynthia Hanson
Piano: Hadley McCarroll

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  1. Wonderful. I was sorry to see it end. How they could get such a high quality group of performers in such a small venue is amazing.

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