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A Canuck Così!
Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00pm
Friday, April 28, 7:30pm
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung in Italian with English projections | Last presented by Manitoba Opera in 2003
Mozart’s comic masterpiece about love and relationships unfolds in the majestic Canadian wilderness. There’s a lot to be learned from this opera about the give and take of relationships and how to laugh at yourself.
Set in pre-war 1930s, Fiordiligi and her sister, Dorabella, are two young very stylish Italians who have come to Canada on vacation. Upon arriving at their elegant resort hotel, they fall immediately head over heels for two dashing Mounties. However, the constables, as part of a ruse to tempt the two sisters, answer the call of duty and return in disguise as two log drivers determined to seduce the young ladies.
Will the sisters be that easily fooled? And once the deceit is unmasked, can their lives really go on as before?
Mozart‘s Così fan tutte, written at the height of his musical prowess, remains a testament to the wit and skill of one of the world’s finest composers. It premiered just a year before his premature death. Mozart deftly balances the comic elements of the plot with shades of melancholy that mask the true heartbreak that pervades the story.
A resort hotel somewhere on the edge of the Canadian wilderness in the 1930s. Designed by Sheldon Johnson.