Drive-In “Covid fan tutte”: Mozart Adaptation by Pacific Opera Project

COVID fan tutte
Music by W. A. Mozart
Original libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
English adaptation by Josh Shaw

Runtime: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Presented with orchestra, in English, with projected supertitles

Director/Designer: Josh Shaw
Conductor/Arranger: Kyle Naig
Costumer: Maggie Green
Assistant Director: Carson Gilmore
Stage Manager: Kourtni Dale-Noll

Sponsored by Valerie and Bruce Merritt
Saturday, November 14 – 5:30 PM
Sunday, November 15 – 5:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 – 5:30 PM291 Anacapa Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
Parking lot of Camarillo United Methodist Church

Audience must remain in their cars except while using the restrooms. Masks are required while outside of your vehicles.

Tickets $65 to $175 per car. Passengers limited to the number of seatbelts in the car. Please avoid high profile vehicles. These cars will be parked on the side or near the back.

From POP press office: “POP takes a mulligan on Cosi fan tutte with a new production set in 2020 at a SoCal golf resort with new English libretto by Josh Shaw. (Cosi was canceled mid-rehearsal in March due to the pandemic.) The updated plot follows two girls who are spending their quarantine at a SoCal golf resort and the local caddies have won their hearts. Don Alfonso, a rich, meddling member of the resort, is looking for some fun and instigates a bet with the boys to see if their girls are truly faithful. Despina, a waitress at the snack shack is there to assist Don Alfonso in the charade. The boys are “furloughed” rather than sent off to war and return in disguise to tempt their girlfriends. Personal protective equipment, facemasks, and social distancing will play a large part in the update, perhaps finally making the disguises and plot of Cosi fan tutte (almost) believable. To ensure maximum safety and compliance, the cast features three outstanding real-life couples who will quarantine during the production.”

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