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UMS Concert Program, November 20, 1966: The Consul -- Julius Rudel

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Day
20
Month
November
Year
1966
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Season: Eighty-eighth
Concert: Fifth
Complete Series: 3538
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1966 Eighty-eighth Season 1967
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Fifth Program Eighty-eighth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Series 3S38
NEW YORK CITY OPERA JULIUS RUDEL, General Director
THE CONSUL
A Musical Drama in Three Acts Words and Music by Gian Carlo Menotti
Sunday Evening, November 20, 1966, at 8:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
CAST
John Sorel..........David Clatworthy
Magda Sorel..........Patricia Neway
The Mother.........Muriel Greenspon
Secret Police Agent.........Joseph Fair
First Plainclothesman........Philip Erikson
Second Plainclothesman........Richard Park
The Secretary..........Beverly Evans
Mr. Kofner...........David Smith
The Foreign Woman..........Joan Sena
Anna Gomez.........LaVergne Monette
Vera Boronel..........Charlotte Povia
The Magician (Nika Magadoff)......Gene Bullard
Assan............Jack Bittner
The Voice on the Record.......Mabel Mercer
Conductor: Charles Wilson Staged by Gian Carlo Menotti
Stage Director: Francis Rizzo Set Designer: Horace Armistead
TIME: The Present. The action takes place somewhere in Europe.
ACT I--Scene 1: The Sorel home, early morning
Scene 2: The Consulate, several days later.
ACT II--Scene 1: The Sorel home in the evening, a month later. Scene 2: The Consulate a few days later.
ACT III--Scene 1: The Consulate, late afternoon, several days later. Scene 2: The Sorel home, immediately following.
SYNOPSIS
John Sorel, fleeing the secret police, stumbles wounded into his shabby apartment. His wife, Magda, dresses his wound and hides him as the police arrive to question her and her mother; they discover nothing. John tells his wife to go to the Consulate for visas. In the waitingroom of the Consulate the Secretary frustrates all attempts to see the Consul by giving out innumerable forms.
A month later, Bagda is still waiting for her visa--her baby is dying. She has a night?mare in which she sees her husband bloodstained and bandaged. The window is broken by a stone--a signal that John has a message for her. The Mother discovers that the child has died. Back at the Consulate a magician hypnotizes the applicants and they dance. Magda arrives, unrecognized by the Secretary, and in a dramatic outburst, con?demns the inhumanity and red tape of the Consulate. Moved, the Secretary agrees to ask the Consul to see her. The door of his office opens and the Police Chief emerges. Magda faints.
Magda is again at the Consulate. A friend arrives with the news that John is on his way. Magda sends a note to prevent him returning and leaves. A few minutes later John arrived, followed by the Police Chief, who arrests him.
The last scene takes place in the apartment, where Magda is preparing to gas herself. She sees her husband and all the people at the Consulate; they urge her to join them on the journey to Death, whose frontiers are never barred.
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
General Director..............Julius Rudel
Associate Director.............John S. White
Music Administrator.............Felix Popper
Director of Musical Studies..........Thomas P. Martin
Assistant to the Directors...........Ruth M. Hider
Ford Foundation Administrative Intern........Daniel R. Rule
Secretaries...........Joan Davis, Rosalind Nadell
General Press Representatives.........Nat & Irvin Dorfman
PRODUCTION STAFF
Company Manager............Catherine Parsons
Technical Director............Hans Sondheimer
Stage Managers...........Dan Butt, Chris Goodyear
Costumer...............J. Edgar Joseph
Make-up...............Ted Marcinkowski
Orchestra Personnel Manager...........Secondo Proto
Wardrobe Mistress.............Joyce Burevitch
Wardrobe Master..............James Neely
Director of Ballet.............Thomas Andrew
Staging Assistant.............David Bamberger
Conductors and Musical Staff:
David Effron, Roland Gagnon, Anton Guadagno, Thomas P. Martin
Felix Popper, Julius Rudel, Dean Ryan, Charles Wilson.
New York City Opera Ensemble:
Arlene Adler, Joan August, Ronald Bentley, Don Carlo, Harris Davis. Anthea de Forest, Philip Erikson, Joseph Galiano, Pearle Goldsmith, Harriet Greene, Don Henderson, Lila Herbert, Robert Lee Kelly, Jodell Renting, Dan Kingman, Karl Patrick Krause, Alan Olsen, Donna Owen, Hanna Owen, Richard Park, Charlotte Povia, Joaquin Romaguera, Maria West, Marie Young, Don Yule.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
George Frederick Handel
December 2 and 3, 8:30; December 4, 2:30
In Hill Auditorium
Joan Moynagh, Soprano Loren Driscoll, Tenor
Carol Smith, Mezzo-Soprano Thomas Paul, Bass
University Choral Union and Soloists
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist; Marilyn Mason, Harpsichordist
Lester McCoy, Conductor Tickets: $2.50--$2.00--$1.50--$1.00
of iantri"
Performed by the New York Pro Musica
in the Sanctuary of the First Methodist Church Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 8, 9 and 10 at 8:30
Tickets: Main Floor, $5.00 and $4.00; Balcony: $4.00; and ($3.00 seats, sold out)
Chamber Music Festival
in Rackham Auditorium
BORODIN QUARTET (from Moscow) . . 8:30, Friday, February 17 STOCKHOLM KYNDEL STRING QUARTET 8:30, Saturday, February 18 TRIO ITALIANO d'ARCHI.....2:30, Sunday, February 19
Series Tickets: $8.00--$6.00--$5.00. Single Concerts: $4.00--$3.00--$2.00
1967 MAY FESTIVAL--April 22, 23, 24, 25 (Five Concerts). Orders for series tickets accepted and filed beginning December 1.
For tickets and information, address UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower

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