Seattle’s opera expert Norm Hollingshead shares an entertaining and enthusiastic free preview of the Seattle Opera production of “The Consul” by Gian-Carlo Menotti.
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning American work, a devoted wife and mother clashes with the bureaucracy of a nameless police state while trying to obtain an exit visa for her persecuted family. Menotti’s nailbiting narrative surprises with several magical touches and is buoyed by a melodic score in which love, hope, and redemption all play their part.
Lakewood Pierce County Library
6300 Wildaire Road S.W. 98499 • 253-548-3302
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.
Free events sponsored by Friends of the Libraries.