Mozart 250th Birthday Celebration
Date: January 27 2006 Location: - Evans Music Auditorium
Cosi fan tutte
Friday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart on January 27, 1756, Astoria Performing Arts, in cooperation with Lewis & Clark College, is proud to present Mozart’s comic operatic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte in a semi-staged concert version. Ruth Dobson is the artistic director for the production, and Dr. Keith Clark is the musical director and orchestra conductor.
The singers are young professional artists from across the United States and include soprano Katherine Swigert as Fiordiligi. Katherine makes her debut this year with Tacoma Opera as Musetta in La Bohème and was most recently seen in Portland Opera’s Street Scene. Soprano Amy Hansen sings Despina. She is a popular favorite at Portland Opera, Calgary Opera, and opera companies throughout the United States. Dorabella will be sung by mezzo-soprano Anna Jablonski, who was a Young Resident Artist at Tacoma Opera for three years and is now based in New York City. Konstantin Kvach, who recently made his debut at Benaroya Hall in Seattle with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, sings Don Alfonso. The opera will be sung in Italian, with narration by Dr. Clark.
This new company is dedicated to the presentation of concert and chamber opera throughout the Northwest.and will repeat this performance on January 28 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, and on January 29 at Pacific University in Forest Grove.
General admission for the Lewis & Clark College performance: $25 general/$22 seniors/$10 students. Tickets are available through the Astoria Performing Arts website:Astoria Performing Arts, and at the door.
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to the Lewis & Clark College community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) at the College Bookstore in advance of the concert.