Operantics, Sydney’s freshest young independent opera company invites you to its premiere production, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte featuring the talents of aspiring young artists and one of Mozart’s most beautiful scores.
Hilarious musical madness abounds in Mozart’s surprisingly modern comedy of love, betrayal and unconvincing disguises. Spoiled sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella are put to the test when their fiancés Guglielmo and Ferrando make a bet with their friend, the worldly and cynical Don Alfonso, that their women will always be faithful to them. Will the temptation prove too great?
Add Despina, the girls’ scheming employee, into the mix along with some truly magnificent moustaches, and the stage is set for a hilarious series of mishaps and misunderstandings.
Among Mozart’s musical gems in Cosi – and there are many – is a trio said to be the most perfect ever composed.
The fully-staged modern interpretation of the opera will be in the original Italian with English surtitles. A contemporary ‘hipster’ feel will play on inner-city culture, reflecting the piece’s timeless themes.
The production features a minimalist set in line with the company’s vision of letting the comedy shine from the dialogue and the music and performers take centre stage.
The cast of Cosi comprises senior students and graduates of classical performance degrees at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Australian Institute of Music and Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.
It features Joelene Griffiths as Fiordiligi, Dave Smith as Ferrando, Samanta Lestavel as Despina, Ian Warwick as Don Alfonso, Tristan Entwistle as Guglielmo and Katie Miller-Crispe – who is also the musical director – as Dorabella.
Accompanying is pianist Nathaniel Kong who studies at the Australian Institute of Music. Design, lighting, stage management and photography by Kyle Stephens, costumes by Wendy James with Steph Jones as surtitle technician.
Operantics is a new start-up company of enterprising young artists dedicated to pursuing careers in opera performance and classical music.
It provides young artists across Sydney with opportunities to expand their performance skills and repertoire, and to provide audiences with high quality, affordable opera performance experiences.
Tickets, Bookings and more info at www.operantics.com.au
Thursday July 2nd at 7pm – Opening Night Special Adults: $25 Concession: $15 Children under 12: $10 Groups of 6+: $20 per person
Saturday July 4th at 7pm & Sunday July 5th at 2pm
Adults: $40 Concession: $22 Children under 12: $15 Groups of 6+: $20 per person