A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
Read a recent New York Times article about the Coney Island sideshow performers featured in this production.
Production a gift of William R. Miller, and John Sucich / Trust of Joseph Padula
Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts