(L to R) Rena Harms (Fiordiligi) and Jamie Van Eyck (Dorabella) in Così fan tutte
Wolf Trap Opera, 2009 (photo by Carol Pratt)
Director Eric Einhorn, who meddled just a bit too much with Handel's Alcina last year at Wolf Trap, seized on the theme of wife swapping and set the opera in a white-walled sex clinic (sets by Erhard Rom). A lab-coat-wearing
Mozart, Così fan tutte, B. Fink, V. Gens, W. Güra, Concerto Köln, R. Jacobs
Anne Midgette, New 'Così,' Fresh Troubles (Washington Post, June 29)
T. L. Ponick, Musicians put fun into 'Cosi' (Washington Times, June 29)
Tim Smith, Wolf Trap Opera takes clinical look at 'Cosi fan tutte' (Clef Notes, July 1)
Many of the cast members will return later this month in the company's second production, Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse, which we expect to be the highlight of the season (July 24, 26, and 28). Finally, we get to find out what all those Penelope references in Così were about.