COSÌ FAN TUTTE
March 15 - March 24, 2013
Sung in English
New BLO production
March 15, 17m, 20, 22, 24m, 2013 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre
Evening performances begin at 7:30pm. Matinees (m) begin at 3:00pm
Mozart—master of the ambiguities of love—explores the battle between passion and reason through the lens of a playful and, at times, deeply serious farce.
Set on a sunny Neapolitan beach under the looming threat of Mount Vesuvius, two young men gamble that their fiancées will remain faithful, even under the utmost pressure. Così Fan Tutte is light, airy, ravishing and yet, in the end, moving and serious; proof that love is, indeed, a dangerous game.
British baritone Thomas Allen makes his BLO debut as the production’s stage director as well as onstage in his signature role, Don Alfonso. Allen is an established star of the world’s greatest opera houses, recently celebrating his 40th anniversary with the Royal Opera House,Covent Garden.
BLO favorites Caroline Worra and Sandra Piques Eddy return as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella.