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Cos Fan Tutte by Mozart

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The second act had the girls finally falling into this trickery. The romance continues to the point where the pairs are engaged and married only to have their original spouses returning back home. A few minutes into this act made me think that the production was somehow dead set against women. The tactics used to seduce the two sisters was an indicator of how shallow women are perceived to be. In the subsequent acts, however, it felt more as if the musicals were too hurried. The orchestra nevertheless tried keep up with the performances but the harmonics still sounded a bit rushed.

Of the two sisters, Heather Benson, who played Fiordiligi, sang best this is especially in the second act when it dawns on her that she might be falling for the Albanian. All her songs are also heartfelt and full of emotion. The two sister’ s duets, on the other hand, were quite moving. Their voices were combined to bring out a beautiful presentation. Isaac Frishman and Nicholas Kreider who took the roles of Ferrando and Guglielmo consecutively also not half as bad in their songs.

The most notable harmonics was when they began to come to terms with their lover’ s unfaithfulness. Leah Burzynski who played Despina was quite outstanding; her lovely voice and her hyperactive and lively character definitely took the audience’ s attention. She was definitely unnatural especially in the last act as the soldiers pretended to return from war and she took the role of a notary. However, the last scene of this humorous opera left me confused about which fiancé ended up with which The concert was certainly funny and at the same time quite intriguing, full of deceptions and romance to I could almost compare it with a reality show.

I loved the details put into the designing of costumes as well. The voices were nothing short of quality, good music and with a great complexity and cleverness observed in the acting (Wolfgang 102-106). However, the first act was most entertaining keeping me much anticipative for the rest of the performance. My overall conclusion on the drama was that if women are to be alike, then so as men.

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