Christopher Maltman & Adam Plachetka star in the Met’s new Cosi

Christopher Maltman and Adam Plachetka will share the stage this week at the opening night of Phelim McDermott’s new production of Cosi fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera. The comedy is set in a carnival-esque funhouse, inspired by the colourful and controversial 1950s era in Coney Island; complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters and a live boa constrictor! Christopher stars as the manipulating trickster Don Alfonso and Adam as the young lover Guglielmo.

Following the performances in New York, Christopher will return to Europe to sing Count Vitelozzo Tamare Die Gezeichneten at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Ford Falstaff at the Wiener Staatsoper, in addition to concerts with the Orchestre de Paris, Minnesota Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and appearances at the Grafenegg Festival.

The remainder of Adam’s season includes returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for Malatesta Don Pasquale and Papageno Die Zauberflöte at Salzburg Festival. Looking further ahead, he will return to many of the world’s greatest opera houses including Opéra de Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Opera.

Cosi fan tutte opens at the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday 15 March, with subsequent performances on: 20, 24, 27, 31 March and 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 19 April 2018. More information available on the Met’s website.

You can watch the Met’s Live in HD relay performance on Saturday 31 March at 1pm local time.

The video below shows a glimpse of Christopher and Adam in rehearsals, recorded during the Live in HD transmission of La bohème.

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