An opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti
This work contains examples of:

* DownerEnding
* DrivenToSuicide
* DyingDream: A particularly disturbing variety
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Secret Police Agent
* TheGhost: The eponymous Consul
* GratuitousItalian: The record player. More notably the Foreign Woman.
* InfantImmortality: Averted
* IronicNurseryRhyme: Mother's Lullaby.
* IWantSong: "When Shall We See the End of All This?" for the Mother and "To This We've Come" for Magda Sorel.
* LaResistance: John is involved in one of these, which is the main source of conflict.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* SkunkStripe: Anna Gomez has one of these.
* VillainSong: The Police Agent's Aria