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Portland Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

Closed July 29, 2017

Mozart's last and wisest Italian comic opera

Los Angeles Times

Why See Portland Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte?

Mozart's racy, final opera comes to Portland

The intimate Newmark Theatre plays host to Mozart's last, celebrated comic opera, with a special production devised for the smaller venue. Flirtation and fidelity are the order of the day in Mozart's sublime Cosi Fan Tutte (translates as 'women are all, and always so'.) Two young soldiers fall afoul of a mischievous wager to prove their doting fiancees faithful. So begins a tale of devious maids, mistaken identities and seduction as desire and lust blur the lines in only the way Mozart can!

First performed in 1790, it was considered too racy throughout the 19th century, with many themes considered amoral and risque, but has since been thoroughly reappraised and gained popularity after World War I.

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Opening night: 14 July 2017

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Suitable for ages 14+ due to mature themes

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2 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

3.0 star rating

Opera Gal: “Leave at Intermission!”

The first half of this opera was beautifully done with regard to the costumes,... more

Tabitha Whitefoot: “You gotta love the music”

It is Mozart. And opera buffa has the tradition to suspend our disbelief...But... more

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