Sunday, September 16, 2012

COME HEAR BALTIMORE’S OWN, HON, @ THE BALTIMORE CONCERT OPERA

Cosi fan tutte
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 PM; Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 PM
WHERE:
 
the Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club

BCO opens its fourth season in residence at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion with Mozart’s comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte. Loosely translated as “Women are all like that,” Cosi follows Don Alfonso’s attempt to educate young officers Ferrando and Guglielmo about the inherent fickleness of women (blame librettist Lorenzo DaPonte, ladies, not BCO!) and the chaos that ensues as a result.

FEATURING:

  • Don Alfonso: David Murray
  • Ferrando: Tim Augustin
  • Guglielmo: Peter Tomaszewski
  • Fiordiligi: Natalie Conte
  • Dorabella: Madelyn Wanner
  • Despina: Sarah Kate Walston

The Baltimore Concert Opera has always taken great pride in their amazing casts, showcasing some of the best singers gracing the stages of today's opera houses far and wide.  As they open their fourth full season, they have gone no further than their own backyard to find the most wonderful, lively, brilliant cast to bring Mozart's comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte to life.

"Local" is a popular term these days. Everyone likes to support local businesses, local products, and keep jobs close to home. BCO is able to do just that with their cast of Cosi fan tutte; the cast is made up entirely of local artists (except for one—but he's fabulous, so they didn't mind making an exception!)  (Above: Sarah Kate Walton, Peabody alum)

In addition to their local principal cast, they are featuring a very special chorus for this production.  Members of the Towson University Opera  program are making their debut with BCO.  These are talented young singers, many of whom you will recognize from their volunteer work with BCO over the past few years.  They are thrilled to give them this opportunity to showcase their beautiful voices.