COSI FAN TUTTE
Opera in the Park Series
Robert Shiro Sr. RPS Properties Papken Der Torossian
Tom and Larel Bondi
Breathtaking, passionate, inspiring opera for the community
La Boheme had it's world premiere at the Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. The opera was based on the famous French novelist and poet Henri Muger's Scènes de la vie de bohème. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the worlds most popular opera. Our production is family friendly and we welcome children 12 and under free. This opera produced in this intimate setting has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss. In this intimate setting of the beautiful Veterans Memorial Building located in down Town Santa Cruz a closer inspection of this opera, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things like a hand muff or a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor.
Bay Shore Lyric Opera will present this opera with the Winchester Orchestra under the baton of Michael Di Giacinto. The production will have English supertitles, Wine, light appetizer included in the ticket price.
COSI FAN TUTTE is known as one of Mozart most masterful compositions in both his form and artistic maturity. Bay Shore Lyric Opera will present this beloved opera in 3 FREE outdoor family, friendly events: Capitola Beach (with orchestra), Redwood City Town Square (with piano), Saratoga's Wildwood Park (with orchestra). BSLO will also present COSI FAN TUTTE with piano at the Henry Miller outdoor stage nestled among the Redwoods in beautiful Big Sur. San Francisco audiences will enjoy BSLO's COSI FAN TUTTE production at the San Francisco Episcopalian Church of the Incarnation in their Sunset Music Series.
The opera will be conducted by Michael Di Giacinto in conjunction with members of the Winchester Orchestra and sung in Italian with English Dialogues-Subtitled “The School for Lovers,” this beloved Mozart comedy is a probing look into romantic relationships and their endurance with temptation. It starts out with a cynical older gentleman's bet to Ferrando and Gulgielmo (two officers) that their two beautiful young fiance's can’t remain faithful to their fiancés when they are deployed for war.
As the intrigue deepens, Ferrando and Guglielmo disguise themselves as handsome Albanian tourists and attempt to court the young women’s affections. The couples’ feelings reveal themselves through this Mozart masterpiece and his brilliant librettist, Da Ponte. Funny, comical scenes develop and bring about a surprising final twist.
May 19th, 20th, 2018
Saturday 7:30pm & Sunday 2pm
Wine, appetizer all VIP seating
Children 12 and under Free with accompanying adult
Santa Cruz Memorial Veterans Hall