Read the Reviews for the Metropolitan Opera’s New Così fan tutte

The Verdict   Read the Reviews for the Metropolitan Opera’s New Così fan tutte
The Coney Island-set production features Tony winner Kelli O’Hara as Despina.
A scene from Act II of <i>Così fan tutte</i>
A scene from Act II of Così fan tutte Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera opened a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte March 15, transporting the action from 18th-century Naples to 1950s Coney Island. Among the cast is Tony-winning Broadway favorite Kelli O’Hara, who returns to the opera house to sing the role of the spirited maid Despina.

Christopher Maltman and Kelli O'Hara Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Joining O’Hara in the Phelim McDermott staging are Amanda Majeski as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Ben Bliss as Ferrando, Adam Plachetka as Guglielmo, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso—as well as a variety of carnival and burlesque performers.

Read reviews for the Met’s staging below.

The Epoch Times (Barry Bassis)

Financial Times (Virginia Webb)

National Review (Daniel Gelernter)

New York Magazine (Justin Davidson)

The New York Times (Anthony Tommasini)

Observer (James Jorden)

Operavore / WQXR (David Patrick Stearns)

Vulture (Justin Davidson)

The Wall Street Journal (Heidi Waleson)

Playbill will continue to update as more reviews come in.

Performances, under the baton of conductor David Robertson, will run through April 19.

The production, which premiered at the English National Opera in 2014, features sets by Tom Pye, costumes by Laura Hopkins, and lighting design by Paule Constable.

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