The opera Cosi fan Tutte is the story of two men who pretend to go off to war, but return in disguise to intentionally try to seduce each other’s lover and test their faithfulness. Sound a little deceitful?
The new Minnesota Opera production puts this comedy in a different light, by reminding us that these lovers are still impressionable teenagers, working through the usual high school romantic drama while under sway of a charismatic puppet-master.
Minnesota Opera’s “Cosi fan tutte”
Classical MPR’s John Birge talked about Mozart’s comedy with conductor Christopher Franklin, and hosted an in-studio performance by baritone Matthew Worth. You can hear their conversation by clicking on the link below: