San Francisco Opera broadcasts continue on Classical 90.5 at noon this Saturday, October 5th, with a performance of Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto is by Lorenzo Da Ponte. The performance will be sung in German and will run approximately three hours and thirty-five minutes.
Two 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). The conductor is San Francisco Opera's music director Nicola Luisotti, "an inexhaustible, graceful conduit of music...always elegant, refined and precise" (Opera News).