I think Menotti's The Consul needs to be on the list. It exemplifies one of the major
political ideas of our century - the individual vs. a soulless bureaucracy, with a little
oppressive totalitarianism mixed in to make it life and death (and real for our century).
It's also incredibly effective in the theater, with a great dramatic role for the soprano,
and has some nice tunes, too.
Margaret Harrison, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
"Music for a While Shall All Your Cares Beguile"
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