Norman Reinhardt (Ferrando), Katherine Goeldner (Dorabella), Dale Travis (Don Alfonso), Mark Stone (Guglielmo), Susanne Mentzer (Despina), and Susanna Phillips (Fiordiligi), Così fan tutte, Santa Fe Opera, photo by Ken Howard © 2007
Scott Cantrell, Santa Fe Opera again center stage (Dallas Morning News, August 2)
Kirsten Laskey, A lesson about love (Los Alamos Monitor, July 5)
Though highly entertaining, the success of this production was limited by the rash conducting of London-born William Lacey, who never achieved rapport with the orchestra or cast. By attempting to create excitement through briskness, from overture on, all were left behind, especially in the botched accelerando at the end of Act I. At times, an entire beat separated singer(s) from orchestra.
This production repeats on August 6, 13, 20, and 24.