18 Nov '17, 3pm
What the hell? #opera #Mozart #tacky #VeryWrong #ISoundLikeLeopold
Act I Don Alfonso has raised doubts about whether the fiancées of Ferrando and Guglielmo are as faithful and virtuous as they believe. The two men defend their brides-to-be, the sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi. Don Alfonso suggests a wager in which the faithfulness of the two ladies would be put to the test. Guglielmo and Ferrando agree, and all three look forward to celebrating the outcome of the bet. Fiordiligi and Dorabella blissfully contemplate miniature portraits of their lovers. Don Alfonso arrives and breaks the news that Guglielmo and Ferrando have been summoned to serve their country; the two men enter and bid farewell to their fiancées. As arranged by Don Alfonso, a troop of soldiers arrives to collect Guglielmo and Ferrando. The two sisters and Don Alfonso wish them smooth sailing on their journey. The sisters' personal assistant, Despina, grumbles about the i...