Venue Details

136 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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"Così fan tutte"
23 ratings
3.9 average rating
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a.rothblatt Red Velvet
28 events
9 reviews
29 stars
attended Feb 22 2008

Fabulous production; singers had excellent voices, acting and comedic skills. Elisabeth Russ as Despina was a particular standout....when she was onstage I could not watch anyone else!

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44 events
18 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 17 2008

very enjoyable would consider going again

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21 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 16 2008

Great voices and acting, performed classicly as a romantic comedy, in a very Mozart's way, just a little bit sexier

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Description

Conductor: Barbara Day Turner

Director: Douglas Nagel

In 1700s Naples, Don Alfonso convinces two young officers, Ferrando and Guglielmo, to test the faithfulness of their girlfriends, Dorabella and Fiordiligi. Mozart wrote some of his most sublime operatic music for Così fan tutte, as he and master librettist Lorenzo da Ponte poked fun at a practice well known to the Viennese Court—girlfriend (and boyfriend) swapping. It’s betrayal of love, with a happy ending.

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