New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Mozart meets COVID-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece
(Stefan Bremer/Finnish National Opera via AP)HELSINKI After being forced to cancel all its spring performances due to the coronavirus pandemic, Finland's National Opera is opening this fall with an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring a topical twist: a story line that plays off of the Nordic countrys outbreak. Mozart's Italian-language Cosi fan tutte first performed in 1790 was his lighthearted take on the merry-go-round of human relationships. This work now deals with our times and people.The piece features libretto by Finnish writer Minna Lindgren accompanied by Mozarts original score. While it can take up to three years for opera houses to plan and prepare a new work, the National Opera completed this piece in less than six months. Covid fan tutte will have 12 performances with subtitles in English and Swedish, running through Oct. 23.