NAU Opera will perform Mozart’s master comedy, Così Fan Tutte, on Friday, April 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. pre-performance lecture, and Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. with a 1:15 p.m. pre-performance lecture.
The opera will be performed at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium in Italian with English supertitles.
The opera title means “All Women Act So,” with a subtitle “O Sia La Schuola Degli Amanti” (“The School for Lovers”). Two young men, Ferrando and Guglielmo, take their blooming love affairs with Dorabella and Fiordiligi too much for granted. Their older friend, Don Alfonso, and the former nanny of the girls, Despina, teach them a lesson that you have to respect and fight for your relationship every day of your life. Their journey is filled with humorous surprises.