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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...



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