Opera Meets Film: How the ‘Così Fan Tutte’ Moment in ‘The Greatest Showman’ Is Emblematic of Film’s Structure

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features “The Greatest Showman.” {…}

Lorenzo Da Ponte’s ‘Other’ Works Not Named ‘Le Nozze di Figaro,’ ‘Don Giovanni’ or ‘Così Fan Tutte’

Lorenza da Ponte, born on March 10, 1749, is best known for three collaborations he had with Mozart. Those operas, “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Così Fan Tutte” stand as some of the greatest in the repertoire, not only because of Mozart’s great music, but also as a result of Da Ponte’s brilliant dramatic skills. But the librettist {…}