Cosi Fan Tutte
Opera Omaha, Orpheum Theater, NB
by Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart
directed by Andrew Eggert, music director Steven White
lights Thomas Haze, set and costumes Julia Noulin-Merat
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By Michael Cimaomo and Stephanie
Everything else about the 
production was 100+ years 
younger still: early 21st century.  
When the curtain went up in the 
Belle Époque interior of the 
theatre, we found ourselves 
poolside in the Italian villa of 
sisters, Fiordiligi, sung by 
soprano Andrea Chenoweth, 
and Dorabella (Glorivy Arroyo, 
mezzo-soprano), replete with 
chaises longues, bar, and table 
with rolled bright gold towels on 
its lower shelf, whose décor is 
distinctly modern chic.  So are 
the costumes, from mini-skirts 
to platform shoes for the ladies 
and shorts and sporty white 
pants for the gents.  The set, 
designed by Julia Noulin-Merat, 
was created for this production.
by Marvin J. Ward
Classical Voice of New England