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The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti
The Wellstone Center Theater
St. Paul, MN
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The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti
Arbeit Opera Theatre's Inaugural Production!

A government raid on a secret meeting forces political activist John Sorel to abandon his family and flee the country. In hope of insuring his safety his wife, Magda Sorel, appeals to the consulate of a neighboring country to provide him and her family sanctuary. There she meets The Secretary, gatekeeper of the Consul and purveyor of paperwork, whose adherence to bureaucracy obstructs the hopes of immigrants seeking asylum. As the months pass, long waits at the consulate and frequent visits from the police cause the Sorel familys wellbeing to deteriorate and Magdas mental health to unravel. Having lost seemingly everything, she must decide how to flee political strife and find peace.

Join us following each performance for a 30-minute community Talk-Back with our community partner, Advocates for Human Rights.

The Opera is performed in English and will include English supertitles

Recommended for ages 13 and older

Run Time: 2 hours and 22 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Norah Long as Magda Sorel
KrisAnne Weiss as Secretary of the Consulate
Patricia Kent as Mother
Justin Spenner as John Sorel
Chandler Molbert as Secret Police Agent
Gary Briggle as Nika Magadoff, Magician
Eric Broker as Mr. Kofner
Amy Wolf as Foreign Woman
Corissa Bussian as Anna Gomez
Alyssa Burdick as Vera Boronel
Joel Mathias as Assan

Darrius Strong, Dancer
Jennifer Mack, Dancer

Production Team:
Kelly Turpin, Producer
David Toro, Stage Director
Lara Bolton, Music Director
Jennifer Mack, Choreographer
Adam Qutaishat, Lighting Designer
Rebecca Blackwell, Assistant Stage Director
Mallory Lammers, Stage Manager


The Wellstone Center Theater (View)
179 Robie St E
St. Paul, MN 55107
United States


Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Arbeit Opera Theatre
On BPT Since: Aug 27, 2018
Arbeit Opera Theatre

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