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Highlands Performing Arts Center

At the PAC

2018 Season

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in Coney Island in the 1950s—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.

Ticket prices:  

Adults:  $26.00
Members (MET and PAC) $22.00

LIVE ON SCREEN

March 31, 2018

12:55 pm

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. 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.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

MET OPERA


Cosi fan tutte