Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Mozart Opera Channels Elvis

A new production of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" or "School For Lovers" is being presented by Buffalo Opera Unlimited. What they have done is to update the settings of the original opera to the 1950's. And it seems to work. This from the review in The Buffalo News:

A 1950s greaser, complete with pocket comb, and a gold lame Elvis impersonator starring in an 18th century Mozart opera? I'd imagine that would have to be a first, but somehow it worked... Whatever Buffalo Opera Unlimited lacks in money for expensive sets and costumes, it always manages to compensate for with impeccable taste and an unerring sense of creativity.
Get your tickets now. This may be the last weekend.


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