Mozart's comic opera "Cosí fan tutte" to be performed at Bates

The Maine Chamber Ensemble and the Androscoggin Chorale will perform an unstaged concert of Mozart’s comic opera Cosí fan tutte (“They all do it!”) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Advance tickets are $15 for general admission, $14 for seniors and $7.50 for students. Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge. At the door, tickets are $17.50 for general admission and seniors and $8.50 for students. Call 207-782-1403 to purchase tickets.

Cosí fan tutte features two pairs of naive lovers who test love’s constancy, a temptation incited by two more worldly provacateurs and their own vanity. In this higher education of the heart, replete with masquerades and shenanigans, the lovers learn to accept their faults and frailties without losing their passion.

Soloing with the Maine Chamber Ensemble and the Androscoggin Chorale will be sopranos Bonnie Scarpelli and Christina Astrachan, mezzo-soprano Jean Strazdes, tenor Timothy Neill Johnson and baritones Peter Allen and John Murelle.

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