Così Fan Tutte
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
MAR 14 | 16 | 18 | 20 (7:30 PM)
MAR 22, 2015 (2 PM)
Opening Night, March 14th, will be red carpet night.
Two sisters are surprised when their fiancés are suddenly called to war, but are the men really gone or did they simply hatch an elaborate plot to challenge the women’s faithfulness? The men’s return tests the limits of friendship, fidelity, and credibility. Mozart’s tale of seduction and love combines silly disguises, mistaken identities, and sublime music to see if love can indeed conquer, and resist, all.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
ACT I. The scene is the Bay of Naples in the late 18th century. Two handsome young officers, Gugliemo and Ferrando, brag about the fidelity and beauty of their fiancées, Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Their caustic older friend, Don Alonso, ridicules the idea that women can be faithful and proposes a wager to prove his assertions...
From 1786 to 1790, Mozart composed three operas for Vienna, all of them settings of texts by the Venetian librettist and poet Lorenzo da Ponte. Two of these operas—The Marriage of Figaro (1786) and Don Giovanni (1787)—are among the best-loved and most performed of Mozart’s dramatic stage works...