Così fan tutte

 

 

MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

SEASON TWO OF THE MOZART/DA PONTE TRILOGY

 

 

LOVE IS A THIEF. BETTER HIDE YOUR HEART.

 

A couple of club members engage in a playful bet about the fidelity of their partners. Testing the limits of loyalty and forgiveness, Così fan tutte puts love on trial in this bittersweet comedy where affections become entangled and confused. From the creative team behind the 2019 smash hit The Marriage of Figaro.

New San Francisco Opera production

 

Meet the Cast

Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

 

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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of the 1930s love entanglements, like in Downton Abbey, The Great Gatsby, and Amadeus; the romantic comedies worthy of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy; and the mixed-up lovers of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

FOUND IN SERIES

A, D, R/R+RBW, G, J, M, B, E, T, H, X, K, N

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Tuesday 10/06/20 7:30PM
Sunday 10/11/20 2:00PM
Wednesday 10/14/20 7:30PM
Saturday 10/17/20 7:30PM
Friday 10/23/20 7:30PM
Wednesday 10/28/20 7:30PM

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THE BUZZ

Baritone John Chest’s “warm baritone pervades the story with a thread of marvelously sustained beauty.”
The Independent

Soprano Jennifer Davis “aptly moulds the silvery vibrato in her voice so that it shimmers alternately with anxiety, consuming rapture or compassion.”
OperaWire

“Conductor Speranza Scappucci allows space for Mozart's vocal lines to blossom while astutely conveying the internal richness of the orchestral drama.”
The Guardian

SYNOPSIS

Two men wager that their fiancées' love can withstand any obstacle — a theory they test by attempting to seduce each other's bride-to-be.

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Cast and Creative

CAST
Fiordiligi Jennifer Davis *
Dorabella Irene Roberts
Ferrando Frédéric Antoun *
Guglielmo John Chest
Don Alfonso Ferruccio Furlanetto
Despina Hera Hyesang Park *

PERFORMANCES

October 6, 11, 14, 17, 23, and 28, 2020

CREATIVE
Conductor Speranza Scappucci *
Director Michael Cavanagh
Set Designer Erhard Rom
Costume Designer Constance Hoffman
Lighting Designer Jane Cox
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

*  San Francisco Opera debut

A production of San Francisco Opera.

 

Previous performances of Così fan tutte can be found in our Archive

MADE POSSIBLE BY

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Koret Foundation; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and Joan and David Traitel.

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