Tuesday, August 23, 2011

LA OPERA TALK: Cosi Fan Tutte

SUNDAY, September 18th 2:00 p.m. – L.A. Opera’s DIANE BELTOYA will present a free audio-visual presentation of Mozart’s comic battle of the sexes, Cosi Fan Tutte, as part of the ongoing LA Opera Talk series at Crowell Public Library. Whether a hardcore opera aficionado or a curious novice, attendees will be delightfully entertained and encouraged to ask questions and offer comments. One might even be inspired to make a trip to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the full production conducted by James Conlon. The story is irresistible: two young men go undercover to test the fidelity of their lady loves. What could possibly go wrong? Filled with ravishingly beautiful music, Cosi fan tutte ["They're all alike!"] features a clever plot that was bracingly politically incorrect even for Mozart's day. A period staging by director Nicholas Hytner, drenched in sumptuous summer light, deftly blends elegance and farce to emphasize the very real human emotions embedded throughout Mozart's miraculous score. Experience the highlights of this wonderful piece through the eyes and ears of one of LA Opera’s enlightened community educators. And it’s all free at Crowell Public Library! Make Crowell Library your LA Opera gateway!