Opera Preview: Cosi Fan Tutte

Posted April 12, 2014, at 11:53 a.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” comes to the Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday, April 26, by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. To help music lovers prepare for this event, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will join together to introduce and study this comic opera at 1:00 PM on Friday April 25 in the Howard Room of the Blue Hill Public Library.

Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s opera about testing the ties of love. Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard star as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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