"The Consul," Gian Carlo Menotti's 1950 opera, concerns a woman's frustration when she tries to get her family out of an unidentified police state. Magda: Marvalee Cariaga. John: David Clatworthy. Secretary: Sandra Walker. Mother: Fredda Rakusin. Magadoff: Jerold Siena. Christopher Keene conducts the Orchestra of the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., where the production was taped in May 1977.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)