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NEMPAC Brings Mozart’s Opera, “Cosi Fan Tutte,” to Faneuil Hall and Christopher Columbus Park [Photos]

The lawn at Christopher Columbus Park was filled with opera lovers on Sunday afternoon enjoying performance of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte presented by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. The free public outreach event came following two nights at Faneuil Hall where the opera was fully staged in the Grand Hall. The opera was sung in Italian with English subtitles, accompanied by a 40 piece orchestra.

Cosi Fan Tutte is the story of an old bachelor, Don Alfonso, who makes a bet with two young soldiers, Ferrando and Guglielmo, that he can prove in just one day that their sweethearts — the sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi — are “fickle” in their affections, as he contends are all women.

Cast Thursday/Sunday Friday
Fiordiligi Lindsay Conrad Kathryn McKellar
Dorabella Caitlin Felsman Carrie Reid-Knox
Despina Bethany Worrell Katelyn Parker-Bray
Ferrando Jason Connell Joshua May
Guglielmo Tyler Wolowicz Patrick McGill
Don Alfonso Seth Grondin RaShaun Campbell

The performance was produced by NEMPAC Executive Director Sherri Snow and Co-Artistic Director Rebecca Rapoport-Cole with Stage Director Brent Wilson, Conductor Dr. Tiffany Chang, Diction Coach Pamela Dellal, Stage Manager Ben Jamieson, Asst Stage Manager Jade Hopkins, Costume Designer Norma Heller, Props Asst Julianne Gearheart, Stage Hand Kristina Riccio, Rehearsal Accompanist Mark McNeil and Supertitles/Translation by Maya Pardo.

Photos from both the Faneiul Hall and Columbus Park performances are shown below and in this gallery.

Cosi Fan Tutte is NEMPAC’s second fully staged opera performance, following last year’s production of Bizet’s Carmen (video here).

Bringing professional performances to Boston’s unique spaces has become a hallmark of NEMPAC and the tradition continues this summer with the group’s Summer Thursdays Concert Series on the North End’s famous Prado – Paul Revere Mall. See the schedule here.

Photos by Matt Conti.