Just Opera presents The Consul
By Gian Carlo Menotti
Presented by: Just Opera, http:/fb.me/justoperaco
Friday, August 25, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 26, 2:30pm
Sunday, August 27, 2:30pm
At the MACLA Theater in downtown San Jose
510 South 1st Street
Read about the project in the San Jose Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/16/just-opera-takes-on-immigration-in-its-first-ever-production/
Just as relevant today as when it premiered in 1950, The Consul is an American opera that tells the story of a woman trying to flee an unnamed totalitarian country who is stopped and ultimately killed by the extreme vetting necessary to obtain a visa.
The show has a sweeping score, with stirring arias and powerful ensembles. This production will be staged in a black box theater that will put the audience in the consulate waiting room together with the actors, and the intimate setting will reinforce the poignancy of the message.
Due to some disturbing scenes and mature themes, this show will likely not be appropriate for children.
Director: Phil Lowery
Music Director: Marie-Louise Catsalis
Magda Sorel: Katia Hayati
The Secretary: Gwendolyn Kuhlmann
John Sorel: Matthew La Rochelle
The Mother: Elana Cowen
Secret Police Agent: Ben Brady
The Magician: Greg Allen Friedman
Mr. Kofner: Norman Espinoza
The Foreign Woman: Kathryn Benedicto
Anna Gomez: Elizabeth Patterson
Vera Boronel: Katie Francis
Assan: Dan Galpin
Voice on the Record: Danielle Wells
Plainclothesmen: Houdin Dehnad, Miles Spielberg
Piano: Jason Griffin
About Just Opera:
Just Opera is a new indie company founded by Katia Hayati. Its goal is to bring to life 20th and 21st century operas whose themes touch on justice and liberty.
Visit our website: http://justopera.org
Just Opera on Facebook: http://fb.me/justoperaco
Help fund the production: https://igg.me/at/justopera
MACLA - Castellano Black Box Theater (View)
510 S. 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|