UE Schmidt Opera Series, March 29 and 30
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019
On March 29 and March 30, at 7:30 p.m., the University of Evansville Schmidt Opera Series comes to the Preston Arts Center in Henderson, Kentucky with Mozart's comedy Così fan tutte: A School for Lovers. In this opera, the cynical Don Alfonso goads his two young friends into making a not-so-friendly wager. Its outcome will either defend the virtue of the women they love or expose an infidelity present in women everywhere. The battle lines have been drawn as the two men set out to test the faithfulness of their unwitting fiancées.
In this production we find our characters in a college town in southern Indiana with visiting guests from a rival Kentucky school. As we wonder who will ultimately prevail in this battle of the sexes, the musical genius of Mozart pervades the arias, ensembles, and choruses of Cosi fan tutte.
Mozart's opera is brought to life by University of Evansville students directed by Alanna Keenan, associate professor of music, with a professional orchestra under the baton of Dennis Malfatti, professor of music. Henderson native, Adam Smith, takes on the role of the scheming Don Alfonso. He efforts are aided by his confidant, Despina, played by Madeline Cox of Gibson County. Rounding out the cast are the four lovers Darwi Sandleben, Kathryn Lee, Isaac Cooper, and Clay Steenbergen all of Evansville, Indiana.
All are welcome to attend. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.00 The Henderson Arts Center is located at 2660 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420