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wonders never cease Thursday, September 3, 2009

a little culture, please.

PH2009090103414 Mozart via Hollywood, anyone? Proper Topper’s own Tara McCredie will be performing in “Cosi Fan Tutte Goes Hollywood,” an In Series production of an English-language adaptation of Mozart’s work. Jane Horwitz wrote in The Washington Post, 9/2/09: “Nick Olcott thinks Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ is the perfect opera. ‘It’s perfectly constructed, perfectly balanced,’ says the director-writer. ‘Just clear and clean and very funny.’ Even so, Olcott dared to tinker with perfection in his 2003 English-language adaptation of the comic opera, ‘Cosi Fan Tutte Goes Hollywood.’ La-La Land in 1929 is the setting for his re-imagining of librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte’s tale of women tricked into betraying their fiances. The In Series production will run at Source Sept. 12-26, in partial rep with the company’s Jazz Age piece ‘From U Street to the Cotton Club.’" “Olcott had no misgivings about translating and adapting “Cosi” to his Hollywood vision. ‘I’m a great believer in trying to demystify opera . . . to understand it’s just another form of musical comedy.’” (Details at the In Series.)


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