Date & Time: Saturday August 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students
Bay Shore Lyric Opera presents Mozart’s delightful opera Così fan tutte. A hilarious farce, Così fan tutte revolved around a bet made among three men; Don Alfonso, the older and more cynical of the bunch, bets Ferrando and Guglielmo that he can prove that their girlfriends, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, are unfaithful like all women. Don Alfonso, with the help of Despina, the girls’ maid, sets up the plot to pretend to send the men off to war, but then disguise them as “Albanians” in the attempts to seduce the other man’s girlfriend. After many comical struggles, and absurd tricks, Despina and Alfonso succeed in duping the quartet and putting the two couples into situations where they are forced to decide. Both girls agree to marry the “Albanians,” and Fiordiligi and Ferrando have appeared to have fallen in love, when it is announced that their old boyfriends have returned home. The men reveal themselves, and the ladies ask for their forgiveness. Alfonso wins the bet and gloats, hoping that they have all learned their lesson.
About Bay Shore Lyric Opera
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Company was founded in 1996 by a group of passionate musicians and singers who had the desire to bring opera to all ages and all communities, and to educate and entertain them with the strongest commitment to quality. It has produced over forty operas on a grand scale at the Villa Montalvo Carriage House, Fox Theater in Redwood City, San Mateo Performing Arts Center, the Capitola Theater, and the Mountain Winery.
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Company is unique in that it offers a wide variety of production venues for any event and educational tools as well. Its resident artists are available for hire for school outreach programs, company conventions, weddings, and other events.