LOVE IS NEVER A SURE BET.
With a name that practically screams “master manipulator,” the cynical Don Alfonso goads two friends into making a not-so-friendly wager on the fidelity of their fiancées. The outcome will either defend the virtue of the two sisters they love, or reveal a duplicitous streak supposedly inherent in all women. Unknown to the brides-to-be, a battle of the sexes has begun. Is all fair in love and war?
In the midst of madcap machismo and pre-feminist farce, we find Mozart in Monte Carlo, sipping mojitos, reveling in the mischief, and leaving the rest of us to marvel at his musical masterpiece.
Lyric Opera brings this glittering production to the Kauffman Center March 16, 20, 22 at 7:30 PM, and March 24 at 2:00 PM.
Photos by Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera