from Act II, Scene 2 of the English opera The Consul
by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Libretto: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Role: Nika Magadoff
, a magician in the Consul's waiting room
Voice Part: tenor Fach: buffo tenor
Setting: The Consulate's waiting room, a totalitarian European country after World War II
Synopsis: In an attempt to entertain the others in the Consulate's waiting room, the Magician displays his magical talents while thoroughly annoying the Secretary of the Consul.