Opera that's close enough to touch
We were unable to bring our performance of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore to our audiences earlier this year and our current activities are entirely focused on preparing for the birthday concerts in November.
So the best that we can record in our 'Current opera' slot is a reminder of our most recent staged exploits ...
Cosi fan tutte
Mozart's masterpiece of cynicism and intrigue was performed in Heber Opera's 'beachside' production during November 2009.
The cast includes:
direction: Roger Clow
The action revolves around two idealistic young couples who are very much in love and totally convinced about their fidelity to each other. But Don Alfonso, and older, more world-weary and downright cynical acquaintance is equally convinced that he can prove that their fidelity is purely transitory and that 'all women are the same'.
With the help of Despina, Alfonso arranges for the two boys to play a 'trick' on the girls and for each to woo the others' girl - but in disguise! Much to their own disgust, each boy is successful in seducing the other's girl.
When the time comes for unveiling the subterfuge it becomes very clear that both couples have undergone a tragic and life-changing deception. Life may never be the same again.