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Lyric Opera’s “Cosi fan tutte” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

Spotlight associate Jeffrey Leibham reviews “Cosi fan tutte” at the Lyric …
****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** If you need a break from the cold and snow of a Chicago winter (or from the more recent flooding in some areas) but can’t afford a ticket to a sunny, tropical vacation getaway there is an artistic alternative. Purchase tickets to see “Cosi fan tutte” at the Lyric Opera. This deeply affecting work will refresh your soul, rejuvenate your spirits and warm your heart just as successfully. For this particular production, Mozart’s final opera (completed in 1790) has been relocated from 18th century Naples to a hotel at a Monaco resort in August of 1914. The libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte feels almost contemporary and contains equal parts of profound wisdom and even greater humor regarding human nature and the foibles of both sexes. 4 BIG SPOTLIGHTS

“Cosi fan tutte” runs through March 16th at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Best parking option: The Poetry Garage, 201 West Madison, $12 in advance at www.thepoetrygarage.com. Valet parking is also available – $30. Running time is 3 hours, 25 minutes, with one 30-minute intermission. Remaining performances are February 17th, 21st, 26th, March 13th and 16th at 7:30 pm; March 4th and 8th at 2:00 pm. Tickets start at $49. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org/Cosi.

Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.