Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Cosi Fan Tutte at The Met, starring Kelli O'Hara!

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.

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.

Cosi Fan Tutte is on stage at The Met March 15 - April 19th. For more information visit: https://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-18-Season/cosi-fan-tutte-mozart-tickets/

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
A scene from Phelim McDermott's new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte . Photographed here at the English National Opera. Photo by Martin Smith.

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
A scene from Phelim McDermott's new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Photographed here at the English National Opera. Photo by Martin Smith. Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
A scene from Phelim McDermott's new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte . Photographed here at the English National Opera. Photo by Martin Smith.

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The MetA scene from Phelim McDermott's new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte . Photographed here at the English National Opera. Photo by Martin Smith.

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso, Ben Bliss as Ferrando, Kelli O'Hara as Despina, and Adam Plachetka as Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso and Kelli O'Hara as Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
Kelli O'Hara as Despina, Amanda Majeski as Fiordiligi, and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
A scene from Phelim McDermott's new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte . Photographed here at the English National Opera. Photo by Martin Smith.

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
A scene from Phelim McDermott's new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte . Photographed here at the English National Opera. Photo by Martin Smith.

Photos: Kelli O'Hara Stars in COSI FAN TUTTE at The Met
Kelli O'Hara as Despina and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera



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