The Consul

A collaborative response by musicians, singers, performers and creative facilitators to the powerful themes of displacement and dispossession at the centre of Gian-Carlo Menottiā€™s intense 1950 opera, The Consul.

As well as sampling and performing music from The Consul, we have created a space, through dialogue and reciprocal teaching and learning, to share lullabies and music from across the globe, including those from members of the public attending Who Are We?

The team includes opera singers: Becca Marriott and Marie-Claire op ten Noort, Iranian composer Shohreh Shakoory, choir-leader Naveen Arles, Musical Director, Andrew Charity and Director, Stephen Tiller from Opera Machine & Kent Opera  – working alongside a chorus of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees from Sanctuary Voices. 

With more displaced people in the world than ever before, this 1950 opera has never been more relevant as a case for human rights. Limelight Magazine, Oct 2017.

Stephen Tiller
Stephen Tiller
Shohreh Shakoory
Shohreh Shakoory
Andrew Charity
Andrew Charity
Becca Marriott
Becca Marriott
Marie-Claire op ten Noort
Marie-Claire op ten Noort
Naveen Arles
Naveen Arles