Music by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Libretto by Luigi Sugana, from the original by Carlo Goldoni Premiered at the Residenztheater in Munich on November 27, 1903 Premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in on January 3, 1912
Conductor Gary Thor Wedow Director Pat Diamond Scenic Design Erhard Rom Costume Design Camille Assaf Lighting Design Robert H. Grimes
The men have formed a club. Women are forbidden, and talk of what goes on inside is prohibited. What goes on in there? The ladies are curious, and theyll do whatever it takes to find out.
In this production, updated to the mid-1960s, director Pat Diamond plays with and debunks gender stereotypes. If sets and costumes match to a tee, with pink flowers for the women's world and grey geometrics for the men's world, there is more than meet the eye.