Così fan tutte

by W.A. Mozart

Friday, January 27* and Saturday, January 28 at 8pm; Sunday, January 29 at 3pm

A Noise Within: 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA

*opening night reception with the artists

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design by Curtis Bailey

design by Curtis Bailey

Pasadena Opera sets Mozart's classic comedy in a time and place of a great cultural shift in America: 1967 San Francisco. Two wealthy sisters suffer an unexpected blow when their fiancées are drafted into the Vietnam War, finding themselves launched into the Summer of Love. 

Creative team

Director - Jonathan Lynn

Conductor - Dana Sadava

Associate Director - Indré Viskontas

Designer - Sheiva Khalily

Lighting Designer - Phillip Powers

Costume Designer - Jacqueline Saint Anne

Poster Design - Curtis Bailey

CAST

Fiordiligi - Julia Metzler

Dorabella - Michelle Rice

Despina - Karin Mushegain

Ferrando - Jonathan Smucker 

Guglielmo - Jonathan Beyer

Don Alfonso - Gregorio Gonzalez

with a chorus and orchestra

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2015/2016 Season

poster design by Joyce Ann Martin

poster design by Joyce Ann Martin

Susannah

by Carlisle Floyd 

January 15th and 16th, 2016, A Noise Within Theatre, Pasadena, CA

Stage Director: Sara Widzer, Music Director: Dana Sadava, Costumes: Jacqueline Saint Anne, Set Design: Catherine Sowa, Light Design: Phillip Powers, Stage Manager: Rick Moreno

Set in the American South, Susannah is the timeless tale of a young, beautiful woman oppressed by her small-minded community.  It has been said that Floyd was influenced by the latent anxiety permeating McCarthy’s America in the 1950s while writing of the piece. It seems even more relevant today, when fear of foreigners is growing and women around the world are the victims of unfounded aggression. Stage Director Sara Widzer was drawn to the work “in part because it exposes how a mob mentality can crush something beautiful and sully the innocent. Seemingly innocuous gossip might foster cohesion in a community, but at what expense?” She notes too, that ‘the story is ever more potent as it is housed within the magic of summer in the Appalachians – where beauty resides next to a force so dark and destructive.” Serving the company’s mission to bring accessible, contemporary and relevant opera to Pasadena, Susannah is a compelling work, ripe with Appalachian folk songs and hymns. "Susannah is a great show for opera newbies,” says Artistic Director and conductor Dana Sadava. “It's simple, beautiful storytelling."