Forgot your password?

Skip to main content

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

"A stroke of genius" — Wall Street Journal

This production, previously presented at the English National Opera, is by the inventive director Phelim McDermott. In Così fan tutte, McDermott transforms the opera's original setting but maintains its characters' isolation: The drama unfolds in a surprisingly closed environment in which the characters' only seeming occupation is the business of love. McDermott reimagines this world amid a Coney Island–inspired sideshow, where "that kind of fantasy would be believable." McDermott explains that he portrays "an idea of being away from home ... The fairground and the sideshow are this magical place in which the rules are not quite the same as they are in everyday, ordinary life." Mozart's topsy-turvy world of masks and disguises is perfectly complemented by McDermott’s carnivalesque production. 

"Coney Island so vivid you can practically smell the hot dogs … Fun and sometimes magical … Kelli O’Hara has always made being a Broadway diva seem effortless, and she skips just as lightly onto the opera stage … Amanda Majeski is exquisite and Serena Malfi convincingly playful … Christopher Maltman sings with a relaxed, invincible swagger." — New York Magazine 

"A stroke of genius … Fine young cast … Vocally solid and theatrically committed, their nuanced performances captured the opera’s comedy and pathos." — Wall Street Journal

Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Choir
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
David Robertson
Singers
Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, Serena Malfi, Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Maltman, Amanda Majeski
Production
Phelim McDermott
TV Director
Gary Halvorson
Recording Location
USA
Year
2018
Language
Italian
Duration
03:07:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera

Images