The Consul

Opera - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 15, 1950
  • Closing Date: November 4, 1950
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 269

Lyrics: Gian-Carlo Menotti

Book: Gian-Carlo Menotti

Music: Gian-Carlo Menotti


A political dissident in a European totalitarian country flees the authorities but tells his wife that he will not leave the country until she, his mother, and child are safely out.


Opening Night Cast

Maria Andreassi Anna Gomez
Donald Blackey Second Police Agent
Vera Bryner Magda Sorel
George Gaynes Mr. Kofner
Gloria Lane The Secretary
Leon Lischiner Chief Police Agent
Cornell MacNeil John Sorel
Maria Marlo The Foreign Woman
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Gian-Carlo Menotti Book
  Gian-Carlo Menotti Music
  Gian-Carlo Menotti Lyrics
  Gian-Carlo Menotti Staging
  John Butler Dreams Choreography
  Thomas Schippers Musical Coordinator
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Most Promising Female Performer Gloria Lane Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Best Musical Gian-Carlo Menotti Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Outstanding Musical   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1951 Conductor and Musical Director Lehman Engel Winner
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