Così fan tutte (Graphic: Rosina Wachtmeister)
Opera’s ‘Così’ doesn’t cheat on the laughs, or the singing
Joshua Kosman [SF Chronicle, 27 June 05]
The San Francisco Opera’s 2004-05 season is winding down in nicely palindromic fashion. The company’s final offering, which opened (or reopened) Friday night at the War Memorial Opera House, is a revival of the handsome new production of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” that began the season back in September, and its virtues remain essentially intact.
John Cox’s production, staged with a little more slapstick by Josemaria Condemi, continues to illuminate this familiar work with the help of just a few well-chosen directorial conceits.
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