SCHOOL FOR LOVERS
Mozart’sCosi Fan Tutte
A Concert Opera
Fiordiligi – Danielle Talamantes
Dorabella – Shirin Eskandani
Guglielmo – Trevor Scheunemann
Ferrando – Norman Shankle
Despina – Arianna Zukerman
DonAlfonso – Kenneth Kellogg
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Mozart’s delightful and elegant opera buffa,Cosi fan tutte, unfolds a tale of mistaken identities, love, trust, deceit and final reconciliation. When two soldiers decide to test the love and faithfulness of their beloveds by pretending to go away but then appearing in disguise to observe their reactions, events unfold in ways unforeseen by the young lovers. This opera contains some of the Mozart’s most beautiful music.
“It’s not often that a fortunate opera-goer witnesses the birth of a star!” — San Francisco review of Danielle Talamantes’ debut as Violetta in La Traviata
Mezzo-soprano Shirin Eskandani’s “singing is joyous and she seems incapable of making an unmusical phrase.” — Opera News
Supported by the Misbin Opera Fund
Kids age 7-17 are free. Kids Free tickets can be purchased online, by mail, phone (301-637-2608) or in person at the Strathmore Ticket Office.