Così fan tutte

W.A. Mozart, libretto Lorenzo DaPonte • Oct. 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 2020

Guglielmo and Ferrando, two dashing, handsome young soldiers, boast of their fiancées’ devotion and unshakable faithfulness. Their friend Don Alfonso, who’s been around the block, is skeptical. He believes all women have fickle, wandering eyes, and bets his friends that as long as they follow his instructions he can prove it. Thus begins Mozart and Da Ponte’s cunning collaboration Così fan tutte.

Blissfully unaware of this scheme, the two ladies – Fiordiligi and Dorabella – chat about love with Despina. Despina, prodded by Don Alfonso, encourages the ladies to play the field. 

Guglielmo and Ferrando inform the ladies that they’re being sent off to war. After their alleged departure, Don Alfonso has them impersonate two love-starved strangers who woo each other’s fiancée with all their might. 

Will Fiordiligi and Dorabella remain faithful? Or will they succumb to the strangers’ charms? To what comic lengths will Don Alfonso go to win a bet? Will anyone live happily ever after?

Così fan tutte is a delightful romantic comedy, full of surprises and Mozart’s magical melodies.

We invite you to join us for this brand new production of a classic Mozart favorite, conducted by Music Director Antony Walker and directed by Crystal Manich. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 

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The Friday, October 23rd 7:30PM performance was livestreamed, free, on Pittsburgh Opera's YouTube channel and Facebook page. This video will remain up on our site (see below) and social media channels until November 6th. UPMC is the official livestream sponsor.

Angel Romero, Jeremy Harr, and Yazid Gray. Photo by David Bachman.

Maire Therese Carmack and Madeline Ehlinger. Photo by David Bachman.

Angel Romero and Yazid Gray. Photo by David Bachman.

Angel Romero and Madeline Ehlinger. Photo by David Bachman.

Maire Therese Carmack and Angel Romero. Photo by David Bachman.

Veronique Filloux as Despina impersonating a doctor. Photo by David Bachman.

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