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Cosi faran tutti, or They'll All Do It: a new opera by Jonathan Dawe

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Casa Italiana
The Italian Academy of Columbia University
Cosi Faran Tutti ~ or Theyll All Do It! (2012)
a world premiere opera in two acts by American composer Jonathan Dawe
December 13-15, 2012

The Italian Academy of Columbia University presents the world premiere of Jonathan Dawes COS FARAN TUTTI ~ or Theyll All Do It! at the Teatro Theatre for three performances on December 13, 14 and 15, 2012 at 8pm. Dawe, recently the youngest composer commissioned by James Levine for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has composed a new opera that is a prequel to Mozarts Cos fan tutte. Alastair Boag directs this work featuring soprano Marcy Richardson (Fiordiligi), mezzo-soprano Ariana Chris (Dorabella), soprano Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie (Despina), tenor Glenn Seven Allen (Ferrando), baritone Timothy McDevitt (Gugliemo) and baritone Chad Sloan (Don Alfonso) accompanied by the virtuosic Orchestra of the Second Instrumental Unit led by Maestro Ryan McAdams and the innovative modern-baroque dance ensemble hybrid, Company XIV, led by dance director/choreographer Austin McCormick.

The Teatro Theatre at the Italian Academy of Columbia University is located at 1161 Amsterdam Avenue at 118th Street. Tickets are $40 and $20 for students. Available at the door and through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/292772

Seductive sisters, brazen soldiers, a meddling maid, and a self-proclaimed master of the science of love provide the power play of COS FARAN TUTTI ~ or Theyll All Do It! What really happened in the days leading up to Mozarts and da Pontes Cos fan tutte? What yearnings, what disguises, and what passions?

With hilarious twists and sexy turns, Jonathan Dawes new opera premieres at The Italian Academy, December 2012 and celebrates multiple permutations of love by pulling the covers off the seemingly random combinations of desire to which all are subject.