Western Opera Theater to Perform Mozart’s ‘Cosi fan tutte’ Sept. 27

PULLMAN, Wash. — San Francisco’s professional touring company, Western Opera Theater, will present Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

Julie Wieck of WSU’s School of Music and Theatre Arts will lead a discussion before the performance on the opera and Mozart’s career.

Mozart composed the tale of love and fidelity at the height of his career. An old man leads two naive officers into a scandalous wager: that their fiancées will betray their trust in one day.

The performance is part of a two-month national tour of 36 cities in 16 states from California to New York. It also features singers from four countries and includes a 30-piece orchestra. Conductors Ari Pelto and Mark Morash lead the costumed production. “Cosi fan tutte” will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Since 1967 the Western Opera Theater has become the most active opera company in the Pacific Rim, performing for more than 2.6 million people in 420 cities, including tours in China and Japan.

For more information, contact Joe Kerr, Beasley Coliseum director, 509/335-2241. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or buy online at www.ticketswest.com. WSU students are admitted free with student ID.