Cosi Fan Tutte
The opera begins with a wily, old cynic and experimental philosopher, Don Alfonso, who determines to overturn the perfect, formulaic worlds of two young men, named Ferrando and Gugliemo. He bets them that their respective fiancées would not stay faithful for a moment if put to the test, and the challenge is accepted. Before long, fiancées (and sisters) Fiordiligi and Dorabella discover that their lovers are leaving to ‘go to war’, and two handsome strangers (Ferrando and Gugliemo in disguise) arrive on a mission of seduction. As Don Alfonso ups the ante and throws increasingly extreme situations at all four lovers, they begin to react emotionally and each character cannot help but reveal, and discover, who they really are. With certainty a distant memory, who knows how the story will end?
Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased at the College of Fine Arts Box Office, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling (309) 438-2535. Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com. Free parking is available in the School Street Parking deck for all performances.
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