GWU to Present Modern Version of Mozart Opera

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Music and Theatre Departments to Offer “Cosi Fan Tutte” on Feb. 11-14

By Brooke Kelly, Communications Intern

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts is proud to present Cosi Fan Tutte, an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on Feb. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 14at 3 p.m., in the Dover Theatre on campus.

“Among his final operas, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte has become a favorite for both audiences and performers,” shared Dr. Stafford Turner, GWU Associate Professor of Music. “Its lessons of love and commitment are as relevant today as they were in Mozart’s 18th century.”

Julia Turnbull

GWU’s production will feature a new English translation with a modern-day setting in west Texas, where two young couples will experience the many challenges of romance. More than 30 students will participate, along with distinguished soprano singer Julia Turnbull and the GWU orchestra under the leadership of Dr. Patricia Sparti. The show is designed and directed by Dr. Turner.

Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, and $4 for GWU faculty and staff and children under 12. GWU students will be admitted free with ID.

To purchase tickets, visit or contact the Box Office at 704-406-2066 or

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and the people who think them, preparing them for career success and for engaged, responsible citizenship in their professional, civic and spiritual communities.