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Kelli O'Hara as Despina & Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso in Mozart's Così fan tutte. Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart’s comedy about the sexes. This production is set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. A frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story with a startlingly modern tone, and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Every possible impression of love — from the loftiest to the basest — is explored in this extraordinary opera.
Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara stars as Despina and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso (pictured).
Conductor: David Robertson
Fiordiligi: Amanda MajeskiDorabella: Serena MalfiDespina: Kelli O'HaraFerrando: Ben BlissGuglielmo: Adam PlachetkaDon Alfonso: Christopher Maltman
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Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.Approximate running time 3 hrs 20 min
SEE "Così fan tutte" live in a local cinema! The Met Opera broadcasts select live productions directly into cinemas so you can see the opera instead of only listen on the radio. Click the link on this page to go to the Met Opera's website for info and to find a cinema near you! Start times are generally 9:55am here on the west coast.After this, upcoming productions in cinemas are:Apr 14: "Luisa Miller" (Verdi)Apr 28: "Cendrillon" (Massenet)