The Santa Fe Opera Spotlight Series 2019 with Oliver Prezant: Così fan tutte

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Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join conductor Oliver Prezant for the Santa Fe Opera's Spotlight Series – five fun, informative talks on the Santa Fe Opera's 2019 season. Each 90-minute presentation begins with a preview of one of the five productions of the upcoming season, and each looks at a variety of operas through the lens of a single topic. Whether you’re a newcomer or an aficionado, these engaging, accessible presentations will increase your enjoyment and understanding of opera and enrich your experience in Santa Fe this summer. 

Così fan tutte, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart and the Music of Fidelity

So what if some guy (your sister's boyfriend in disguise!) shows up begging for your love? You're in a committed relationship, right? Wait a minute . . . is this some kind of a test? Maybe so, but one thing's for sure: Mozart's brilliant musical characterizations and Da Ponte's tight comedic text make for a searching exploration of love and faithfulness then, in 1790, and now, in a very different time. We'll cozy up to Così, and look at some similar operatic "test cases" as well.

Oliver Prezant has presented lectures and education programs for the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Opera Southwest, Chamber Music Albuquerque, and many other organizations. His unique presentations have helped thousands of music lovers deepen their understanding and enjoyment of music.

For more information on this Season's operas, plesae visit the Santa Fe Opera website