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    Next Weekend See the Met's HD Performance of Mozart's "Così"
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    Next Saturday, April

    26th

    , the Met is due for another spectacular live broadcast from New York City and you can see its production from the comfort of your nearest

    Cinemark

    Theater.

    A favorite among music lovers the world over, Mozart’s

    Così fan tutte

    (literally, “Thus do all women” or more popularly, “All women are like that”) follows two young couples as their affections for each other are put to the test.

    Set in Naples in the

    18th

    century, the opera opens on two young men,

    Ferrando

    and

    Guglielmo

    , who are discussing their lovely

    finacées

    , sisters

    Fiordiligi

    and

    Dorabella

    .  Both men boast and assure themselves of the sisters’ constancy despite the doubts of their older and more cynical friend, Don Alfonso.  He declares a woman’s virtuousness to be like a phoenix in that it is something everyone discusses but has never seen.  Don Alfonso then wagers one hundred sequins that he can prove in one day’s time that the sisters are fickle and unfaithful, like all women.  Amused,

    Ferrando

    and

    Guglielmo

    agree to the wager.

    What ensues are two acts of mistaken identity

    hijinks

    , faux-unrequited love and breathtakingly gorgeous music.  Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine leads the production which stars Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as

    Fiordiligi

    and

    Dorabella

    , Matthew

    Polenzani

    and

    Rodion

    Pogossov

    as

    Ferrando

    and

    Guglielmo

    and Danielle de

    Niese

    as

    Despina

    .

    The broadcast can be seen at

    Cinemark

    Theaters next Saturday, April

    26th

    at 12:55 pm with a replay the following Wednesday, April

    30th

    at 6:30 pm.  Tickets and more information can be found online here.

    (Photo courtesy of www.metoperafamily.org.)

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    Native Louisvillian, local musician, School of Music grad. Writing about the classical music scene in our lovely River City. If you have a question or want to debate Wagner, drop me a line on Twitter! "The only love affair I ever had was with music." -Maurice Ravel

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