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Patricia Racette Directs Menotti's The Consul


Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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SFCM Opera and Musical Theatre presents The Consul

Patricia Racette, stage director
Donato Cabrera, conductor 

Opus 3 Artist Patricia Racette will direct with Donato Cabrera conducting this famous production set around an enigmatic consulate in Eastern Europe. Gian-Carlo Menotti’s first full-length opera builds a gloomy world in which a family’s desperate attempt to flee totalitarian rule is met with an indifferent bureaucracy.

Audience Advisory: This production contains mature themes and is not suitable for young children.


John Sorel – Samuel Downes
Magda Sorel – Rayna Mia Campbell
The Mother – Gabriela Linares
Secret Police Agent – Joseph Calzada
Plainsclothes Officers – Marie Johnson, Aaron Hong
The Secretary – Hope Nelson
Mr. Kofner – William O'Neill*
The Foreign Woman – Alissa Goretsky
Anna Gomez – Taylor See
Vera Boronell – Ashley Troester
The Magician / Nika Magadoff – Nathan Bryon
Assan – Joe Hack
Security Guard – Sergey Khalikulov
Consulate Patrons – Jaimie Langner, Natalia Hulse, Monica Slater, Clara Abrahams

* Guest Artist Alum

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Opera and Musical Theatre

About SFCM’s Opera and Musical Theatre Program

The SFCM Opera and Musical Theatre program draws exceptionally talented young singers from around the world and provides them with advanced training in vocal style, acting, stage movement, and other essentials of stagecraft. Each year, SFCM produces four fully staged opera and musical theatre productions with full or chamber orchestra. Recent fully staged operas have included L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Mansfield Park, Postcard from Morocco, The Rake’s Progress, Così fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, and former faculty composer Conrad Susa’s Transformations. SFCM has hosted workshops for in-development opera projects such as Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Jake Heggie’s Great Scott.

In addition to fully staged productions, a number of scenes, programs, and other performances with piano accompaniment are presented each year. Opera students also have an opportunity to receive coaching from San Francisco Opera music staff, and to participate in productions tailored for school-age audiences in collaboration with San Francisco Opera’s Education Department.

SFCM’s Musical Theatre Workshop provides ensemble experience to singer/actors with an emphasis on American musical theatre, examining one or more musical theatre composers and their works through rehearsals and performance. Recent performances include such works as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, She Loves Me, Company, Little Women, Urinetown, and The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).

Visiting artists have included Ryan Taylor (General Director, Minnesota Opera), Roy Rallo (Stage Director, San Francisco Opera), David Maier (Fight Director, San Francisco Opera), Barbara Scott (Improvisation Technique), Matt Chapman (Laban Technique), and Jose Luis Moscovich (General Director, West Bay Opera).



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