OMAHA, Neb. – Opera Omaha is producing Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Orpheum Theater Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 2 p.m. Così fan tutte is directed by Andrew Eggert and conducted by Steven White.
In a quest to disprove that all women are fickle, two scheming men test the devotion of their fiancées. As faithfulness is wagered, the deck is stacked with deception. Love is tested and lives are tangled when the women are unknowingly tempted by the other’s lover in Mozart’s masterpiece. Will the contest prove to be more than fun and games?
Opera: Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dates: Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 2 p.m.
Credits: Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
First performed on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria
Approximate running time: 3 hours including one intermission
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Fiordiligi | Amanda Majeski*
Dorabella | Emily Fons*
Ferrando | Jonathan Boyd*
Guglielmo | Alexander Elliott*
Despina | Deanna Breiwick*
Don Alfonso | Philip Cutlip*
Conductor | Steven White
Director | Andrew Eggert
Scenic & Costume Designer | Julia Noulin-Mérat
*Opera Omaha Mainstage Debut
Single tickets for Opera Omaha’s 2016–17 Season are priced from $19 to $99 for all operas. Visit www.TicketOmaha.com for further details, or call Ticket Omaha’s Box Office at (402) 345-0606.
Opera Omaha performances are held at the Orpheum Theater located at 409 S. 16th Street. Downtown Omaha offers a wide variety of parking options, from pay-for-use garages and surface lots to metered parking on the street. Street parking is free after 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays.
Garage parking is available at public garages and OPPD Energy Plaza on Howard Street between 16th and 17th Streets. For patrons parking at OPPD, exit the OPPD Energy Plaza garage through the Orpheum Skylink and walk directly into the Orpheum Theater third floor lobby.
Production sponsored by Omaha Steaks, The Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Mutual of Omaha, Iowa West Foundation, and KETV (media sponsor).
A series covering the life and works of one of the greatest opera composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart Boot Camps will feature three different sessions, which will each cover a different topic. Sessions are free and will be held at Le Bouillon 6-7pm on Tuesdays January 17, 24 and 31.
Gallery Reception Thursday, Jan. 26 | 5:30 p.m. | Hot Shops Art Center Opera Omaha in a partnership with WhyArts? works with teaching artist Paula Wallace in an art project around the themes of our upcoming productions of Così fan tutte and Flight with the residents of Quality Living, Inc. (QLI). This joint exhibit will be featuring the work of QLI’s residents along with Omaha-area Girl Scouts and local and regional artists. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, grocery store gift cards or cash/check donations for the Food Bank collection at the exhibit.
Exhibition runs Jan. 7-30 Midday Music: a free lunchtime preview on Friday, Feb. 3, 12:15 p.m. featuring Director Andrew Eggert and Conductor Steven White will provide the audience with a quick taste of the story and give some behind-the-scenes insight into Opera Omaha's production. Featuring a performance by cast members of Opera Omaha's Così fan tutte. An audience Q&A will follow this half-hour program. Midday Music is held at Opera Omaha’s rehearsal studio (1850 Farnam St.).
“Winds in the head; what happens in your brain when you are in love” Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 7 p.m. | The Slowdown | FREE | Open to the public Join Opera Omaha and UNMC’s Dr. Soonjo Hwang for a conversation about the chemistry of love. Dr. Hwang will give a brief presentation followed by a question and answer period. Pizza will be provided by The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures for the first 50 people.
Opera Omaha presents pre-performance insights on Friday, Feb. 10, 6:40-7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:10-1:30 p.m. These 20-minute talks are free to ticket holders and take place in the Grand Lobby, Orpheum Theater.
Shannon Walenta, Managing Director