John Cox's production of Mozart's Così fan tutte, staged at San Francisco Opera last season, sets the action in the casino of a Mediterranean resort.
The basic outlines of the plot remain constant: the story of a cynical misogynist (Don Alfonso, played by Marco Vinco) who shows a pair of naive guys (Philippe Sly as Gugliemo and Francesco Demura as Ferrando) that their fiancees (Christel Lötzsch as Dorabella and Ellie Dehn as Fiordiligi) would betray them at the first opportunity.
The action mixes hilarious farce and poignant drama, all which conductor Nicola Luisotti leads from the podium. Watch a trailer below.
Fiordiligi Ellie Dehn
Dorabella Christel Lötzsch
Despina Heidi Stober
Ferrando Francesco Demuro
Guglielmo Philippe Sly
Don Alfonso Marco Vinco
CONDUCTOR: Nicola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR: Jose Maria Condemi
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson