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New Met Opera production of Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ set in Coney Island

Così fan tutte, ossia La Scuola degli amanti (Women are like That, or The School for Lovers) is Mozart’s Italian, two-act, comic opera about the sexes.


Così fan tutte

Lorenzo Da Ponte wrote the libretto. He also wrote the libretto’s for Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Così fan tutte premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria in 1790. It premiered at the Met Opera in 1922.

Così fan tutte Setting

The traditional setting is Naples, Italy.

Così fan tutte Roles

  • Fiordiligi is a lady from Ferrara and Dorabella’s sister .
  • Dorabella is a lady from Ferrara and Fiordiligi’s sister.
  • Despina is a maid.
  • Ferrando is a soldier who is Dorabella’s lover.
  • Guglielmo is a soldier who is Fiordiligi’s lover.
  • Don Alfonso is an old philospher.

Metropolitan Opera’s Così fan tutte 2018

Phelim McDermott carnival-esque new production is set in 1950s Coney Island.

Così fan tutte Cast

  • David Robertson (Santa Monica, California) conducts.
  • Soprano Amanda Majeski (Gurnee, Illinois) is Fiordiligi.
  • Mezzo-Soprano Serena Malfi (Aversa, Italy) is Dorabella.
  • Soprano Kelli O’Hara (Elk, City, Oklahoma) is Despina.
  • Tenor Ben Bliss (Prairie Village, Kansas) is Ferrando.
  • Bass-Baritone Adam Plachetka (Prague, Czech Republic) is Guglielmo.
  • Baritone Christopher Maltman (Cleethorpes, England) is Don Alfonso.

Così fan tutte Performances

The Metropolitan Opera performs Così fan tutte eleven times between March 15 and April 19, 2018.

March 2018

Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24 at 8 pm

Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 31 at 1 pm

April 2018

Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm

Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 13 at 8 pm

Monday, April 16 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 pm


Così fan tutte Tickets

Metropolitan Opera ticket prices vary with demand. Prices go up as an opera nears the end of its run. Buy tickets early in the season to get the best prices. Tickets go on sale to:
  • Patrons and Subscribers on June 15, 2017
  • Guild members (Supporting and above) on June 18, 2017
  • General public, Sunday, June 25, 2017

Metropolitan Opera House box office

Monday – Saturday, 10 am -6 pm Sunday, 12 noon – 6 pm

By Phone

(212) 362-6000 Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm Sunday, Noon – 6 pm

Online

www.metopera.org

Rush Tickets

$25 Rush tickets can be purchased at www.metopera.org the day of the show. You can buy two tickets to one performance every seven days. Rush tickets go on sale Monday – Friday at 12 noon Matinees (four hours before curtain) Saturday evenings at 2 pm
 
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