Next Saturday, April26th
, the Met is due for another spectacular live broadcast from New York City and you can see its production from the comfort of your nearestCinemark
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 the18th
century, the opera opens on two young men,Ferrando
, who are discussing their lovelyfinacées
. 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
agree to the wager.
What ensues are two acts of mistaken identityhijinks
, faux-unrequited love and breathtakingly gorgeous music. Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine leads the production which stars Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard asFiordiligi
and Danielle deNiese
The broadcast can be seen atCinemark
Theaters next Saturday, April26th
at 12:55 pm with a replay the following Wednesday, April30th
at 6:30 pm. Tickets and more information can be found online here.
(Photo courtesy of www.metoperafamily.org.)
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