Met Encore | Cosi Fan Tutte
£14.50 concession, £13 members
Length: 210 min
Director: Phelim McDermott
Cast: Christopher Maltman, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, Serena Malfi, Amanda Majeski
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’?
A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The cast features Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi as the sisters put to the test, with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as their fiancés, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts Mozart’s delightful score.
Approximate running time 3 hours 30minutes, including one interval. Cast and running time subject to change.