The age-old battle of the sexes heats up when two sisters get fooled into falling for each other’s boyfriends in Opera Colorado’s production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, playing for four performances only at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, April 25 through May 3. Tickets,ranging in price from $29 to $157 are available at www.operacolorado.org or by calling 800-982-ARTS.
Italy in the 1950s sets the scene for this opera, staged by James Robinson and conducted by Carlo Montanaro. Two young naval officers make a bet that their fiancées, two naïve sisters, will remain faithful when tempted. To test their theory, the young men disguise themselves as “Albanians” and attempt to seduce each other’s girlfriends.
One of the three great operas Mozart composed with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (the other two being Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro), Così includes some of Mozart’s most beautiful and popular melodies. Così fan tutte stars some of America’s finest young singers creating Mozart’s vivid characters. Four of the artists will be making their Opera Colorado debuts with this production. Sets for the production are designed by Allen Moyer. Costumes are by David C. Woolard.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver Performing Arts
Complex, 14th and Curtis
Sat, April 25 at 7:30 pm
Tues, April 28 at 7:30 pm
Fri, May 1 at 7:30 pm
Sun, May 3 at 2:00 pm
Tickets online: www.OperaColorado.org
Tickets by phone: 800-982-ARTS (2787)