New York Opera Exchange will be presenting a new production of Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE that explores how modern technological innovations and current events affect relationships with others. The production will be directed by Cameron Marcotte. Performances begin April 26th, 2012 at The Church of the Covenant.
New York Opera Exchange revitalizes the universal themes of love and fidelity in Così fan tutte by setting the piece in contemporary society. A twist on Mozart’s 1790 opera, this production explores how modern technological innovations and current events affect relationships with others. In today’s age of innovation in media, technology colors love. In a world so fundamentally driven by opinion and social class, opposites attract now more than ever. In this new version of Così fan tutte, the characters live in a complex world where a Facebook relationship status carries as much weight as an eighteenth century marriage contract and where an executive in the one-percent may fall in love with an Occupy Wall Street protestor. Our goal is to hold up a mirror to our contemporary audience and reveal, with comical overtones, that this farcical world may not be so different from our own.
New York Opera Exchange is pleased to present Così fan tutte in collaboration with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. In our goal of increasing accessibility of opera, there will be supertitles for the sung Italian and an original English text for the recitative.
Performances are Thursday, April 26th at 7 PM; Friday, April 27th at 7 PM; Saturday, April 28th at 7 PM; Sunday, April 29th at 6 PM at The Church of the Covenant, located at 310 E 42nd St. between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave.
Tickets are $25 each ($15 student rush) and are available at the door or in advance at www.nyoperaexchange.com.