operamission will present ‘Così fan tutte: Some Assembly Required’ at the Gershwin Hotel in New York, August 17-22, 2010.
For this one-of-a kind event, the operamission returns to the Gershwin Hotel at 27th & 5th at the invitation of Neke Carson, this time bringing along dramaturg Cori Ellison and a number of other Mozart ‘instigators.’
Please join us for any or all of the sessions:
To join in the discussion of the pre-preparation, look for operamission on twitter. People are traveling in from all over the U.S. to play in the orchestra. If you’re interested in playing, please see next entry (below) — we still have room for more.
The cast will change for each session:
mezzo-soprano JENNIFER BERKEBILE – Dorabella (Parts 1, 2 and 3) / baritone JAMES BOBICK – Guglielmo (Parts 1 & 2) / soprano KERRI MARCINKO – Fiordiligi (Part 2) / baritone DENNIS BLACKWELL – Don Alfonso (Parts 1 & 2) / tenor BRIAN ANDERSON – Ferrando (Part 1)
tenor ASITHA TENNEKOON – Ferrando (Part 2) / mezzo-soprano TOBY NEWMAN – Dorabella (Part 4) / soprano JENNIFER AYLMER – Despina (Parts 2 & 4) / tenor JOHN CARLO PIERCE – Ferrando (Parts 3 & 4) / soprano KRISTEN PLUMLEY – Despina (Part 3)
baritone GREGORY GERBRANDT – Guglielmo (Parts 3 & 4) / soprano CAROLINE WORRA – Fiordiligi (Parts 1, 3 & 4) / bass-baritone ANDREW NOLEN – Don Alfonso (Parts 3 & 4)
Cori Ellison has graciously allowed me to post her fantastic and fun Così program notes here, thanks Cori!