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Thursday, June 29, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Opera stages Mozart gem

Tacoma Opera is staging “Cosi fan tutte,” the first show in the opera’s partnership with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

TSO will be the orchestra for Mozart's delightful domestic comedy, which will be performed on Nov. 2 and 4 in the Rialto Theater at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Tacoma.

Unquestionably Mozart's most intimate and personal opera, “Cosi fan tutte” is a domestic comedy about real people dealing with a very unusual situation. Two lovely, but naïve young women are tricked and manipulated by their lovers into switching partners; however, the women somehow maintain their innocence and dignity in spite of the men's outrageous shenanigans.

Mozart's musical genius shines through and permeates this opera with a sunny cheerfulness that is bound to make you beam. Be sure to experience this most humane of comedies, at once frivolous, ridiculous and tender.