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Opera Saratoga Announces Free Refugee Voices Programs

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Opera Saratoga Announces Free Refugee Voices Programs

Time: June 17, 2018 all day
Location: Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, College of St. Rose
Street: 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
City/Town: Albany
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Event Discipline: opera
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2018

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Saratoga Springs, NY - Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti.

When The Consul originally premiered on Broadway in 1950, the New York Times hailed it as "an opera of eloquence, momentousness, and intensity of expression...written from the heart, with a blazing sincerity and a passion of human understanding... It is torn out of the life of the present-day world, and poses an issue which mercilessly confronts humanity today." Almost 70 years later, Menotti's riveting opera still delivers a punch as powerful and timely as its subject matter - the struggle for freedom against oppression, and the maddening nature of unrelenting bureaucracy. Set in an unnamed European city, political dissident John Sorel is on the run from the secret police. After he escapes the country, his devoted wife Magda clashes with the bureaucracy at the Consulate while trying to obtain an exit visa for her family.

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