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Sep. 28 2013

10/05/13 – Cosi Fan Tutte – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera

COSI FAN TUTTE by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Recorded Summer 2013, War Memorial Opera House.

Cosi_SFO13Two young soldiers disguise their identities to test their lovers’ fidelity in this Mozart masterpiece, a sublime and sometimes startling mix of hilarious farce and poignant drama. John Cox’s production, which sets the action in Monte Carlo in 1915, makes for “deliciously vivid theater” (Dallas Morning News). The immensely talented young cast includes Ellie Dehn, “a charismatic soprano with great stage presence” (Wall Street Journal) who sang Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (2011) and Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (2010); Susannah Biller praised by Opera News for her “gleaming tone”; and Francesco Demuro, “an artist not merely spectacular, but profound” (Seattle Times). Conducting will be music director Nicola Luisotti, “an inexhaustible, graceful conduit of music…always elegant, refined and precise” (Opera News).

Sung in Italian
Approximate running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes including one intermission

CAST/CREW

FIORDILIGI – ELLIE DEHN
DORABELLA – CHRISTEL LÖTZSCH *
FERRANDO – FRANCESCO DEMURO
GUGLIELMO – PHILIPPE SLY *
DON ALFONSO – MARCO VINCO

CONDUCTOR – NICOLA LUISOTTI
DIRECTOR – JOSE MARIA CONDEMI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – ROBERT PERDZIOLA
LIGHTING DESIGNER – CHRISTOPHER MARAVICH
CHORUS DIRECTOR – IAN ROBERTSON

* SAN FRANCISCO OPERA DEBUT

photo credits: Corey Weaver

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