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UMS Concert Program, January 13, 1973: Cosi Fan Tutte -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Day
13
Month
January
Year
1973
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Concert: Ninth
Complete Series: 3802
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Presents
THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY
Dr. HERMAN GEIGERTOREL, General Director
in
Cosi Fan Tutte
by
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte English Version by Ruth and Thomas Martin
with THE CANADIAN OPERA ORCHESTRA
Saturday Evening, January 13, 1973, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ninth Program International Presentations in Power Center Complete Programs 3802
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Fiordiligi, a young lady of Ferrara.......Barbara Collier
Helly Jedig
Dorabella, her sister..........Nancy Greenwood
Kathleen Ruddell
Despina, their maid............Ann Cooper
Dodi Protero
Ferrando, a young officer...........John Arab
Garnet Brooks
Guglielmo, a young officer..........Peter Barcza
Donald Oddie
Don Alfonso, an elderly bachelor.........Peter Milne
Jan Rubes
Servants..........Phil Stark, Steven Thomas
The action takes place in Naples, Italy, in the Eighteenth Century
Director, Herman GeigerTorel
Music Director and Conductor, John Fenwick
Associate Conductor, Errol Gay
Sets designed by Georg Schlogl
Costumes designed by Andrea Grainger
SYNOPSIS ACT I
Don Alfonso, an elderly cynic of 18th Century Naples, declares to his young friends, Ferrando and Guglielmo, that no woman can be trusted, including their sweet?hearts. Enraged, the young men accept Alfonso's wager to let him put the girls to any test he chooses.
Don Alfonso announces to the two distressed young ladies that their nances have to rejoin their regiment immediately. There is a touching farewell scene and the two officers ostensibly sail away.
Alfonso bribes the maid, Despina, to help him introduce Ferrando and Guglielmo, who return disguised as strange looking Albanians. Fiordiligi orders the Albanians to leave. The young men are delighted at the girls' faithfulness, but Alfonso warns that the wager is not yet won.
In the garden the sisters unite in grief. The men, still in disguise, stagger in saying that they can no longer live if their love is not returned. Whereupon they apparently poison themselves and fall to the ground. The ladies show signs of weakening. Despina, disguised as a doctor, revives the "Albanians" with a huge magnet. They renew their ardent attack on the ladies' affections but are again repulsed.
ACT II
At Despina's urging, Dorabella, especially, weakens and decides that a flirtation will do no harm.
Guglielmo woos Dorabella and secures a locket as a token of her love. Fiordiligi also weakens and admits her love to Ferrando. The triumphant Don Alfonso urges the men to accept women as they are, forcing them to concede defeat.
Confronted by the returning finances, the sisters blame Don Alfonso and Despina for leading them astray, whereupon their lovers reveal to their duped sweethearts that they were the "Albanians." The couples sort themselves out and all is forgiven and forgotten.
COMING EVENTS
Bartok String Quartet........Wednesday, January 17
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium)
Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No. 5; Bartok: Quartet No. 2, Op. 17 (1917); Schumann: Quartet in A major, Op. 41, No. 3
Ko Iwasaki, Cellist.........Wednesday, January 24
(8:30, Hill Auditorium)
Michael Lorimer, Guitarist........Saturday, January 27
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium)
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater .... Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
February 1, 2 and 3
(8:00, Power Center) Carlos Montoya, Guitarist........Tuesday, February 6
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium)
George Shirley, Tenor.........Sunday, February 11
(2:30, Hill Auditorium)
Lado, Yugoslav Folk Ensemble.......Monday, February 12
(8:00, Power Center) Marcel Marceau, Pantomimist......Saturday, February 17
(8:00, Power Center)
Sunday, February 18
(3:00 and 8:00, Power Center)
Claudio Arrau, Pianist.........Friday, February 23
(8:30, Hill Auditorium) Philidor Trio...........Sunday, February 25
(2:30, Rackham Auditorium) Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company from Japan . . . Monday, February 26
(8:30, Rackham Auditorium)
-Sold out
80TH MAY FESTIVAL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS
Four Concerts -May 2, 3, 4, and 5, 1973
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA at all concerts,
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
the University Choral Union -Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor Soloists: Rudolf Serkin, Jessye Norman, Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern
PROGRAMS:
May 2: ALLBEETHOVEN--Overture to "Leonore" No. 3; Concerto No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra, Mr. Serkin, soloist; Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica").
May 3: Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor; Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben."
May 4: Verdi: "Stabat Mater" and "Te Deum," University Choral Union; La Montaine: Songs of the Rose of Sharon; Wagner: "Du bist der Lenz" from Die Walkure, and "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhduser, Miss Norman, soprano soloist; Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Mr. Cliburn, soloist.
May 5: Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal; Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra; Mozart: Concerto No. 1, K. 207, for Violin and Orchestra, Mr. Stern, soloist; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, in F minor.
Series ticket orders now being accepted.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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