the Consul

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Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President, all students enrolled in a Humanities Commons course attend an Arts Immersion Experience. Faculty teaching Humanities Commons courses incorporate aspects of the performance or the story through the lens of their discipline and into the course.

Past FYI experiences have included Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, Septime Webre's Romeo and Juliet, and Michael Gandolfi's The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. 

2017-18 Immersion Event

In keeping with the overarching theme of "Hospitality," first year students will experience the Dayton Opera's premiere presentation of Gian-Carlo Menotti's The Consul on October 22, 2017. Students will enjoy this three-act opera in the Mead Theatre at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center downtown Dayton.

The Consul is described by the Dayton Opera as, "powerful and timely in its subject matter - the struggle for freedom against oppression and the maddening nature of unrelenting bureaucracy."

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First-Year Arts Immersion: 'The Consul'

The Consul - Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera about a freedom fighter and his family attempting to flee oppression in the face of unrelenting bureaucracy - is perhaps as resonant today as when it premiered on Broadway in 1950, winning both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle award for best musical. 

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