Luca Pisaroni returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Guglielmo in the first revival of Phelim McDermott’s popular staging of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Originally set in Naples, it has been suggested that the preponderance of woodwinds in the score is meant to evoke the breezy atmosphere of the seashore. Phelim McDermott’s production updates the action to an amusement park inspired by Coney Island in the 1950s.

Performances will include February 15, 18, 21, 23, 27, and March 4, 7, 11 & 14. Harry Bicket conducts a dream cast of singers, including Nicole Car as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Ben Bliss as Ferrando, Gerald Finley as the cynical Don Alfonso, and Heidi Stober as the mischievous maid Despina.

Coming up this spring and summer, Luca Pisaroni will star as the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at three of the world’s leading opera houses: the Palais Garnier, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Opernhaus Zürich. For more information about Pisaroni’s upcoming Schedule, click here.

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