About The Event
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
The final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.
Ticket-holders are invited to attend a special closing night reception at 5PM featuring wine and light fare.
David Robertson, Conductor
Amanda Majeski, Fiordiligi
Serena Malfi, Dorabella
Kelli O'Hara, Despina
Ben Bliss, Ferrando
Adam Plachetka, Guglielmo
Christopher Maltman, Don Alfonso
Credit: Metropolitan Opera