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FLORIDA OPERA THEATRE’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE COMING TO THE DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Tickets go on sale December 19, 2014 for the performance in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Centerannounces Florida Opera Theatre performances on March 27 and 29, 2015. Mozart’s comedy, Così Fan Tutte will be produced in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater with a cast of talented artists from across the country. Tickets go on sale December 19, 2014 and may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box Office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.
Florida Opera Theatre president, Judy Lee, comments, “We are thrilled to be presenting the first opera in our fantastic new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. It will be a joy to work in a theater so suited to our needs. Our Music Director, Robin Stamper, will be able to add musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic to complement our production, and the chance to work in this venue was the enticement to lure our first director, Frank McClain, to return to be a part of it all. All this and Mozart too!”
This enduring and endearing comedy with a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte contains some of Mozart’s finest arias and ensembles. Known for its innovative productions, Florida Opera Theatre is excited to have the opportunity to bring this local production to Orlando’s newest stage.
Fiordiligi (Shannon Jennings) and Dorabella (Sarah Limper Nordin) are two sisters living in Naples. Guglielmo (Anthony Ciaramitaro) and Ferrrando (Sean Christopher Stork) are their suitors. Don Alfonso (Mark Cotton) is the spider in the web. This is a man about town who bets the suitors that their girlfriends will not remain faithful, for as the title Così Fan Tutte” translates, “All women are like that.” Despina (Vanessa Rodriguez), the scheming maid, joins the plot on the side of Don Alfonso, jumping from disguise to disguise as the comedy ensues.
Florida Opera Theatre favorite Frank McClain offered, “I’m very excited about returning to Orlando and Florida Opera Theatre to direct Mozart’s classic Così Fan Tutte. It is a wonderful opera with both comedy and pathos and I think the intimacy of the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theatre at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect venue to in which to present it.”