Mozart meets COVID-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece
August 28, 2020
HELSINKI (AP) — After being forced to cancel all its spring performances due to the coronavirus pandemic, Finland's National Opera is opening this fall with an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring a topical twist: a story line that plays off of the Nordic country's outbreak.
The 100-minute piece "Covid fan tutte" is meant as a satirical adaptation of the Austrian composer's classic "Cosi fan tutte."
The Finnish-language production that premieres Friday conveys "scenes from the coronavirus spring" in Finland with a look at social isolation, job losses and travel restrictions, among...