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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's

Così fan tutte

Be transported to the world of 1980’s soap opera for an evening of romance, mischief, and some of Mozart’s most magical melodies. The dynamic cast of young stars features Iowa’s own Jessica Faselt as Fiordiligi, Metropolitan Opera mainstay Ashley Emerson as Despina, mezzo-soprano Oliva Vote as Dorabella, tenor Ziwen Xiang as Ferrando, and baritones Leroy Davis and Adelmo Guidarelli as Guglielmo and Don Alfonso. Directed by Benjamin Robinson. Conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht. Shoulder pads and big hair optional.

Pre-Opera Talks

January 21: Join us one hour before curtain for A Soap Opera Opera: Rethinking Così fan tutte for the modern audience. Hosted by Benjamin Robinson.

January 23: Join us virtually for a lecture with Iowa City's own Dr. Anna Barker... Zooming in all the way from Vienna, Austria!


January 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
January 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
*Free pre-opera talks will begin one hour before performance in the Encore Lounge.


Paramount Theatre

123 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401