It was another wonderful summer in St. Anton this year. Oper im Park produced “Cosi fan tutte” and I was cast in the role of Despina, the spunky and mischievous maid.
For those unfamiliar with the story, it is about two sisters who are in love with two young gentlemen. The gentlemen are equally enamored with their lovely ladies. After a recent visit with their girlfriends, they are heard bragging about how faithful their true loves are to them. They declare that nothing could come between them and their relationships. A wily, old man by the name of Don Alfonso overhears this and disagrees with them. He says that he can guarantee that the girls would not only be unfaithful to them, but would do so within a very short amount of time. A wager is made. The young men don disguises and endeavor to tempt their respective girlfriends into infidelity. It eventually works. Despina, the maid, is brought in by Don Alfonso to assure his plan is successful. Read the rest of this entry