Met Live in HD: Così fan tutte

Met Live in HD: Così fan tutte

Live Broadcasts | 03/31/2018 | 12:55PM

NEW PRODUCTION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Run Time: 3 hours, 31 minutes
Live Performance Broadcast

Sung in: Italian

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Production a gift of Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller, and the Trust of Joseph Padula

About the Met Live in HD

In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 70 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools.  The Paramount began broadcasting during the in 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.

Met History

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.

Setting

The opera is set in Naples. With its natural beauty and abundant sunshine, the city became the equivalent of a tourist destination in the 18th century. It has been suggested that the preponderance of woodwinds in the score is meant to evoke the breezy atmosphere of the seashore.
 

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 18.00 STUDENT
  • $ 23.00 SENIOR (65 & OVER)
  • $ 25.00 ADULT

Schedule of Events

  • March 31, 2018 | 12:55PM
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Cast

  • Amanda Majeski as "Fiordiligi"
  • Serena Malfi as "Dorabella"
  • Kelli O'Hara as "Despina"
  • Ben Bliss as "Ferrando"
  • Adam Plachetka as "Gugliemo"
  • Christopher Maltman as "Don Alfonso"

Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart