And All Of You Males Are The Same, Too: Cosi Fan Tutte at the SF Opera
|Susannah Biller and Christel Lotzsch as |
Despina and Dorabella discussing men.
|Marco Vinco and Susannah Biller as |
Don Alfonso and Despina getting ready for
"7:25p.m. San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, Cosi Fan Tutte:
Since I'm not what you would call an 'early bird', I only have a few minutes to describe. People today have a more touristy look than the people who came for The Tales of Hoffmann the day before. 7:30 p.m. and the orchestra is tuning. Most people are not seated yet; the lights dim."
|Left to right: Philippe Sly, Christel Lotzsch, Ellie Dehn, Francesco Demuro,|
and Susannah Biller as Guglielmo, Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Ferrando,
|Ellie Dehn and Philippe Sly as Fiordiligi and Guglielmo|
|Marco Vinco and Susannah Biller as Don Alfonso and Despina|
Christel Lotzsch, Dorabella, was very enticing. She is one of those singers you cannot stop staring at until they leave the stage. Her acting was also very charming. Ms. Lotzsch made a very stately Dorabella.
|Christel Lotzsch and Francesco Demuro as Dorabella and Ferrando|
Marco Vinco, Don Alfonso, isn't a favorite of mine, but his Don Alfonso was amusing. He performed Leporello in last year's Don Giovanni at the SF Opera along with Ellie Dehn as Donna Anna. Mr. Vinco's acting skills added charm to his singing.
|Left to right: Marco Vinco, Ellie Dehn, and Christel Lotzsch as|
Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, and Dorabella.
Now, last but definitely not least, Susannah Biller as Despina. She too was very into the acting, and it paid off. She was very pleasant to look at, thanks to her elegant flirtation and small hand gestures etc. One thing I noticed was that she seemed very nervous; but that did not affect her vocal performance.