Opera spotlight: 'Cosi fan tutte' by Minnesota Opera

  • Article by: LARRY FUCHSBERG , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 16, 2011 - 3:29 PM
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John Tessier (Ferrando), Jennifer Holloway (Dorabella), Jacquelyn Wagner (Fiordiligi) and Matthew Worth (Guglielmo) in "Così fan tutte" by the Minnesota Opera.

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Opening Saturday 9/24

Mozart's "Così fan tutte" ("All Women Are Like That") may not be the best starter opera, or the best curtain-raiser for the Minnesota Opera's new season. Its highly artificial plot, full of implausible disguises, is open to charges of misogyny; even 21st-century sensibilities can be rattled by its weave of frivolity and cynicism. But Mozart's music sweeps all before it -- or tries to. Peter Rothstein, best known as artistic director of Theater Latté Da, directs his first mainstage opera; Christopher Franklin conducts.

  • COSI FAN TUTTE (All Women Are Like That)

    When: 8 p.m. Sat. 9/24, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 29 and Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Oct. 2.

    Where: Ordway Center, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul.

    Tickets: $20-$200. 612-333-6669 or www.mnopera.org.

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