Mozart’s cherished comedy, Così fan tutte, is a probing look into romantic relationships. It starts out with a cynical philosopher’s bet that two beautiful young women can’t remain faithful to their fiancés for 24 hours. As the intrigue deepens, the young women’s affections—and those of the young men—move into a new place that’s risky and scary. The couples’ feelings reveal themselves through the sheer genius of Mozart and his brilliant librettist, Da Ponte. Così fan tutte is the epitome of sophisticated, thought-provoking entertainment.
Conductor— James Gaffigan; Director— John Cox; Fiordiligi — Ana María Martínez; Dorabella — Marianne Crebassa; Ferrando — Andrew Stenson; Guglielmo — Joshua Hopkins; Don Alfonso — Alessandro Corbelli; Despina — Elena Tsallagova.