A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island in The Met: Live in HD production of Cosi fan tutte. It will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor.
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. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.
SJCT is in its fifth year of partnership with The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high definition performance transmissions to theaters around the world. The presentation of these operas is made possible through a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann and underwriting from The McGee Foundation.