Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Pre-concert lecture by Scott Burnham at 6:15
“Truth and Beauty in Così fan tutte

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Alice Tully Hall

Photo by Marco Borggreve

Above: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Così fan tutte

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Louis Langrée

conductor

Lenneke Ruiten

Fiordiligi (Mostly Mozart debut)

Kate Lindsey

Dorabella

Sandrine Piau

Despina

Joel Prieto

Ferrando (Mostly Mozart debut)

Nahuel di Pierro

Guglielmo (Mostly Mozart debut)

Rod Gilfry

Don Alfonso (Mostly Mozart debut)

Musica Sacra

(Mostly Mozart debut)

Kent Tritle

chorus director

Conductor Louis Langrée brings a cast fresh from the Aix-en-Provence Festival for this staged concert of Mozart’s fiancée-swapping farce that hints at deeper themes on the tenuous nature of relationships. The vocal magic and mayhem are supported by leading period-instrument ensemble the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, known for its “spirited and finely nuanced readings” (BBC Music Magazine) of Mozart favorites.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles

“Vibrant, probing performances” New York Times on the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
“You feel the zing of jubilant repartee as multi-layered lines are traded and interwoven within this conductor-less ensemble. That’s authenticity.” Financial Times on the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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This performance is approximately three-and-a-half hours long, including one intermission between Acts I and II.