of Government Bureaucracy
To This We’ve Come
" ... My child is dead; John's mother is dying, and all you give me is papers – papers – PAPERS! ..."
An Opera in Three Acts
Music and Libretto by
GIAN CARLO MENOTTI
Patricia Neway, who created the role of Magda Sorel, presents here one of the most moving scenes in the operatic literature. Menotti won the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for The Consul. The show also won the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical. This performance was televised in 1960, ten years after the opera’s first appearance.
|Gian Carlo Menotti (1907-2011)