Local indie opera company Abridged Opera will be performing Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte at the Kordazone Theatre (2520 Seminole St., WINDSOR) on Sunday, March 5 – 2:30 PM.
Cosi is a story of two sisters who are engaged to two men, who through manipulation of an older gentleman, are convinced their fiancés would not be true to them if put to the test. The boys pretend to go off to war and then disguise themselves and return to woo the other’s fiancé.
The girls at first are not having it, but through cohersion on the part of the maid, who is clearly in cahoots with the older gentleman, the girls give in to the advances of the disguised and MARRY THEM, only to have the fiancés mysteriously return to find their ladies have married others. They confess they were the disguised ones and everyone is left feeling rather confused about their emotions.
Abridged Opera is an indie opera company designed to bring the classic musical theatre art form to Windsor, a community that has limited access to opera. They condense classic operatic works without compromising the opera’s integrity. Their goal, to provide the essentials of operas, simply.
The company was started in 2014 under the direction of Windsor native, Erin Armstrong who has since been joined by other local artists, passionate about creating a unique operatic experience for their home town.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. For more information, visit www.abridgedopera.com.