Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Production from Seattle Opera
The School for Deceptive Lovers is now in session.
What determines true love? Is it faithfulness or simply circumstance? Mozart's whimsical Così fan tutte is the wry tale of two young men who place a bet on fidelity, putting the women they love to the test through deception and seduction… What could possibly go wrong? In this sometimes farcical, sometimes unsettling comedy, the men pretend to go off to war but return in disguise, each intent on seducing the other's lady. But when the women don't react as expected, a lesson in tempting fate is learned by all, and the fickle nature of love and attraction is revealed.
Acclaimed director Jonathan Miller's modern-dress production, "a compelling piece of music theatre, wonderful in its delineation of Mozart's mix of comedy and psychological pain" (The Guardian), captures the essence of Washington, DC. WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin conducts Mozart's score, packed with biting comedy and poignant beauty.
These unique performances are part of WNO's ongoing access initiative to introduce new artists to Washington and new audiences to the Opera. Casting for these performances features members and alumni of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.
Artist Q&A follows the performance on: Sun., Mar. 11.
Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
The performance runs approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
The Music of Budpest, Prague, and Vienna
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Additional support is provided by
Noémi and Michael Neidorff and the Centene Charitable Foundation,
The Honorable Nancy G. Brinker, and State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.