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Houston Grand Opera Cosi fan tutte October 2014 Alessandro Corbelli as Don Alfonso, from left, Norman Reinhardt as Ferrando and Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo
Alessandro Corbelli as Don Alfonso, from left, Norman Reinhardt as Ferrando and Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte. Photo by © Lynn Lane
Houston Grand Opera Cosi fan tutte October 2014 Nuccia Focile as Despina, Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Fiordiligi, Melody Moore as Dorabella, Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo, Norman Reinhardt as Ferrando and Allesandro
A scene from Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte. Photo by © Lynn Lane
Houston Grand Opera Cosi fan tutte October 2014 Norman Reinhardt as Ferrando, from left, Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Fiordiligi, Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo and Melody Moore as Dorabella
Norman Reinhardt as Ferrando, from left, Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Fiordiligi, Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo and Melody Moore as Dorabella in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte. Photo by © Lynn Lane
Houston Grand Opera Cosi fan tutte October 2014 Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo and Melody Moore as Dorabella
Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo and Melody Moore as Dorabella in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte. Photo by © Lynn Lane
Houston Grand Opera Cosi fan tutte October 2014 Allessandro Corbelli as Don Alfronso, from left, Jacques Imbrailo as Gugielmo, Melody Moore and Dorabella, Norman Reinhardt as Ferrando, Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Fiordiligi and Nuccia Focile as Despina
A scene fromHouston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte. Photo by © Lynn Lane