Così Fan Tutte

Boston Conservatory Theater
31 Hemenway Street, Floor 2
Boston, MA

Roughly translated, così fan tutte means thus do they all. A more apt meaning is found in the subtitle, "ossia la scuola degli amanti" (or "the school for lovers"). Written in 1790, this is the third collaboration between Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte and contains some of their best writing. The sparkling comedy begins with a wager between a cynical old bachelor and two young men, who swear that their fiancées will always be faithful. The boys pretend to go off to war, and then return—disguised as Albanians—to woo each other’s betrothed, aided by the wily chambermaid of the ladies. Lessons in love are learned, unrealistic expectations are shattered, and everyone comes out a little wiser, if somewhat bruised in the process. Although well-received when it was written, Così fan tutte lost favor in the mid-19th century, since Victorian audiences found the subject scandalous. The opera gained a new audience in the mid-20th century and has remained a popular part of the standard repertory ever since. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Conducted by Timothy Steele
Directed by Johnathon Pape

NOTE: There will be a performance on Sunday, February 11 at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts. For tickets to Sunday’s performance, call the Shalin Liu Performance Center’s Box Office at 978-546-7391.

Production Staff

Johnathon Pape, Producer/Stage Director
Nathan Troup, Assistant Producer
Don Curioso, Production Manager
Melanie Bacaling, Production Stage Manager
Stacey Salotto-Cristobal, Production Stage Manager
Sarah Elizabeth Ford, Stage Manager
Andrew T. Chandler, Technical Director
Matthew Williams, Assistant Technical Director
Audrey Kimball, Zack Box Technical Director
Emily O'Sullivan, Stage Supervisor
Tori Sweetser, Lighting Supervisor
Kevin Thurber, A1/Sound Supervisor
Nate Jewett, Production Electrician
Summer Ellsworth, Light Board Operator
Elizabeth Dombek, Video Technician
Phil Roberson, Videographer
Lisa Charlotte Berg, Props Manager
Rebecca Shannon Butler, Costume Shop Manager
Amanda Feeley, Assistant Costume Shop Manager

 

 

 

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