Oklahoma City University News
OCU Presents Pulitzer-Winning Opera, "The Consul"
The dramatic Pulitzer Prize-winning chamber opera “The Consul,” from Gian Carlo Menotti, will be performed March 26-28 by the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company at Oklahoma City University.
The tension-filled, politically charged plot revolves around an increasingly bureaucratic Cold War world where human lives could be reduced to paperwork and filed away. Menotti, who created the music and lyrics for the three-act work, was awarded the 1950 Pulitzer Prize in music and the 1950 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets ($10) available from 405.208.5227. The production is directed by Karen Coe Miller.
OCU’s 2009-10 opera and musical theater season closes April 23-25 with “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the 2002 Tony Award winner for best musical.
The G-rated comedy, set in the Roaring Twenties, was inspired by the 1967 movie musical about the adventures of a Kansas woman who heads for New York City with the thoroughly modern goal of marrying a millionaire. Tickets ($12-25) available from 405.208.5227.
The Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University is home to the oldest continuously operating collegiate opera and music theater company in the nation. Alumni include Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth; 2009 Washington National Artist of the Year Sarah Coburn; and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara. For more information, visit www.okcu.edu/music.