Salastina presents: OC fan tutte
If you were 232 years old, wouldn't you want a makeover?
Mozart's music for Così fan tutte has stood the test of time for hundreds of years. Its plot, however, hasn't aged quite so gracefully.
Librettist Vid Guerrerio's OC fan tutte leaves every note of Così fan tutte intact -- and hits refresh on the plot. Set in the Culture Wars battleground that is Orange County today, OC fan tutte is Vid's first public offering since ¡Figaro! (90210), his similar adaptation of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
¡Figaro! (90210) played to sold-out audiences on both coasts in 2014; critics around the country called it "audacious and entertaining," "sparkling," "ingenious," "timely," "thought-provoking," "sexy," "respectful," and "uproariously funny."
Countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim, aka Kimchilia Bartoli, as Queen Thespina (Despina)
Soprano Joanna Ceja as Felicia (Fiordiligi)
Soprano Alison Ewoldt as Briella (Dorabella)
Tenor Chris Hunter as Frankie (Ferrando)
Baritone David Castillo as Will (Guglielmo)
Bass-baritone E. Scott Levin as Alonzo (Don Alfonso)
Directed by neuroscientist, soprano, and opera director Indre Viskontas
Conducted by Vincent Womack
Friday, June 3 @ 7:30 PM PT
+ VIP Reception @ 6 PM
The Athenaeum's West Patio at Caltech
Ticket link here.
Student tickets are $10 with proof of ID at the door.