Point of View: Cosi fan tutte

By: Lyric Opera Staff

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Photographer Don Ipock captures Così fan tutte from the wings.
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Whether you’re sitting in the Muriel Kauffman Theater or whether you’re in the wings like local photographer Don Ipock, you can see that our Così fan tutte “has a marvelous stylized look about it” (- critic Kelly Luck, in a review for Broadway World). These images are from the final dress rehearsal of Così fan tutte on March 14.

Cosi fan tutte photo by Don Ipock

Above, Despina (Maureen McKay, right) enlists the help of the bellman (Chorister Alexander Goering) to convince the sisters to have a little fun while their fiancés are away at war. Left: Daniela Mack as Dorabella and Rebecca Farley as Fiordiligi.

Above, the “Albanians,” who are really Ferrando and Guglielmo in disguise (Alasdair Kent and John Viscardi), pretend to take poison in an attempt to gain the sisters’ sympathy.

Rebecca Farley as Fiordiligi

Above, Fiordiligi (Rebecca Farley) has been tempted to cheat on her fiancé Guglielmo, and considers the locket that represents her infidelity.

John Viscardi as Guglielmo

Above, Guglielmo (John Viscardi) comments on the unfaithfulness of women. (This is just after he has just seduced his friend’s fiancée.)

Despina and Don Alfonso

Above, Despina (Maureen McKay) teases Don Alfonso (Patrick Carfizzi) with a kiss, before the double wedding of the sisters to the “Albanians.”

The wedding - Cosi fan tutte

Above: The “Albanians” (left, John Viscardi and Alasdair Kent), arrive by boat for their wedding to the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Lyric Opera Choristers and Supers are the wedding guests.