The critic of Vanguard Seattle is displeased with Cosi fan tutte. Not just displeased. Outraged.
Post this on the billboards:
I know you might be thinking, “It can’t be that bad” or “I have to go see this trainwreck.”
Don’t. Just don’t. If you want to debase yourself, there are plenty of absolutely gut-wrenching depictions of rape that you can watch at home that aren’t for laughs. If you want to revel in misanthropy and questionable artistic choices involving rape, try Gaspar Noe’s Irreversible. If the homophobia of the characters in that film feels too unaddressed, go get your heart turned inside out by Boys Don’t Cry.
You really earn your misanthropy with those films. At Seattle Opera’s Cosi Fan Tutte, it is simply all too easy to hate everyone and everything.
And the critic at Seattle Weekly says, stay away and don’t ever come back:
What is dismaying about the whole affair is that we’re likely never again going to see a Così not done this way.
Tuomas Katajala, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Marina Costa-Jackson, Craig Verm, Laura Tatulescu. Photo: Philip Newton