CLASSIC OPERAS ‘COSÌ FAN
TAKE ON NEW LOOKS IN UH PRODUCTIONS
Two classic operas will retain their glorious musical ambience
but are getting bold new looks thanks to the creative forces at
the University of Houston Edythe Bates Old Moores Opera Center.
Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte” and the Houston
premiere of Handel’s “Flavio” will take on drastically
different appearances when they are performed Jan. 25 – 29
at Moores Opera House.
“Così Fan Tutte” will transport audiences to
a pre-World War I environment as opposed to its original setting
of 18th century Naples. Its comedic story focuses on two military
officers intent on proving whether their fiancées are truly
“Flavio” transplants the intertwined story of a lusty
king, his warring counselors and two loving couples from 17th century
Italy to 1930s Hollywood. Joining forces with the Moores Opera Center
on this production is Ars Lyrica Houston, the local ensemble devoted
to recreating the Baroque musical era through vocal and instrumental
performances. Moores Opera Center is not only premiering this classic
in Houston, but it’s also offering enthusiasts an advance
chance to see “Flavio” before the New York City Opera
kicks off its season with its own production of Handel’s masterpiece.
“In both of these productions, certain situations both dramatic
and comedic are heightened more clearly through these new settings,”
said Buck Ross, director of the Moores Opera Center. “Audiences
can see the situations presented in each production in a more timeless
Tickets for each production are $15 for reserved seats and $10
for seniors. For more information, call
||“Così Fan Tutte”:
7:30 p.m., Jan. 25, 27, 28, 29.
p.m., Jan. 26; 2 p.m., Jan. 28
||Moores Opera House
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204
||Moores School of Music and Moores
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