COSÌ FAN TUTTE

by Wolfgang Mozart • November 7, 10, 13, and 15, 2015

“Britain’s Favorite Baritone,” Sir Thomas Allen, brings his own LARGER THAN LIFE story to Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE: he was the real-life inspiration for “Billy Elliot,” and he not only directs, but stars as the philosopher Don Alfonso in this charming production set in the Italian seaside. But let’s not forget the cast that is as talented as they are attractive, in this “School for Lovers,” and Mozart’s brilliant score, all coming together for a sublime opera experience. Antony Walker conducts.

• Sung in the original Italian with projected English titles
• All performances at the Benedum Center

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Previews and Reviews 

PostGazette.com "Pittsburgh Opera brings multi-faceted characters to life"

TribLIVE.com "Pittsburgh Opera's 'Cosi Fan Tutte' delights"

Pittsburgh In The Round "patronage is highly recommended"

TribLIVE.com (preview with Sir Thomas Allen) "Actor does double duty as director of Pittsburgh Opera's Mozart production"

PostGazette.com (preview with Sir Thomas Allen) "Sir Thomas Allen dons two hats"

Pittsburgh Owl Scribe (preview) "Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with a Mozart favorite"

Mt. Lebanon Magazine (feature on Sari Gruber) "Women are like that"

Thanks to our sponsors and partners

Season Sponsor: PNC
Season Media Sponsor: WQED-FM
Supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Supported in part by Allegheny Regional Asset District
Proud member of Opera America
Official Chocolatier: Sarris Candies
Film Series Partner: Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Guglielmo, Don Alfonso and Ferrando toast to their wager. Photo: David Bachman Photography

Don Alfonso tells Dorabella and Fiordiligi their fiancees have been called off to war. Photo: David Bachman Photography

Ferrando and Guglielmo bring bad news: they’ve been ordered away to service. Photo: David Bachman Photography

Dorabella and Fiordiligi resist the advances of the 'Albanians', aka Ferrando and Guglielmo in disguise. Photo: David Bachman Photography

The maid Despina (disguised as a doctor) revives the men with 'magnet therapy'. Photo: David Bachman Photography

Despina encourages the ladies to give their new suitors a chance. Photo: David Bachman Photography

The ladies decide to marry their 'Albanian' suitors while their fiancees are off at war. Hmm. Photo: David Bachman Photography

Don Alfonso explains all, and bids the lovers "learn their lesson." Photo: David Bachman Photography

In the brand new ending, the couples ponder what to do next. Photo: David Bachman Photography

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