THE
CONSUL

By Gian Carlo Menotti

The story follows a political dissident on the run from the secret police, based on the stories Menotti heard, news reports and personal encounters with refugees fleeing Europe after World War II. 

Role:

Magda Sorell

Director:

Stephen Medcalf

Conductor:

Timothy Redmond

Composer:

Gian Carlo Menitti

Venue:

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

“Guildhall cast put absolutely everything into bringing their cardboard characters to life.
As Magda, Michelle Alexander got the best chances, and made the most of the opera’s big set-piece aria”

Andrew Clements

The Guardian

Closing curtain...

Michelle reflects on the production >

“Michelle Alexander realised the role's dramatic intensity, pathos and proud defiance, never more so than in the literally show-stopping “To this we've come”, standing for all oppressed women”

John Johnston

Bachtrack.com

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