In this Seattle Opera production of Cosi fan tutte, men and women behave badly. This opera is so spicy and sublime it could have only been composed by Mozart, classical music's ultimate bad-boy genius. Ferrando and Guglielmo are two young buddies so confident of their sweethearts' fidelity (and their own magnetic personalities) that they decide to disguise themselves and attempt to seduce each other's fiancee. Their plan goes wildly awry when the women return the affections of their new suitors, throwing the men into a tizzy and giving rise to some of the finest arias ever written. Thanks to a racy plot written by librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, Cosi fan tutte was rarely performed in its entirety until after World War II. This sublime contemporary production blending bawdy humor and keen insight comes to the stage of McCaw Hall.
Presented by Seattle Opera