The Northern Illinois University Opera Theater will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte this weekend.
The comedy takes place in late 18th century Naples, when two officers argue with an older friend, Don Alfonso, about the faithfulness of their girlfriends. Throughout the opera, Don Alfonso tricks the two into a plot to prove their devotion. The plot contains moments of laughter, but also of thoughtfulness about the nature of love, relationships, betrayal, and human nature – proving that the messages and themes of the piece remain relevant to audiences today.
Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 31 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at NIU.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. NIU students are free. Group discounts (10 or more tickets) are available for $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door.