I haven't done one of these in years. When I first started blogging I would invent imaginary stagings. My favorite was always Don Giovanni as Austin Powers. So why is Don Giovanni never done as a comedy?
Today I have a new one: Cosi fan Tutte as Cheers. Coach is Don Alfonso and Carla is Despina. One couple is Sam and Diane and the other couple is Frasier and Lilith. The whole thing would take place in the Cheers bar in Boston. We will ignore any problems with who appeared in which season. Could we imagine Diane and Lilith as sisters? This seems a minor difficulty. After much puzzling, I think Lilith has to be the serious Fiordiligi, while Diane is the more frivolous Dorabella.
If you are too young to remember Cheers, it's got to be in rerun somewhere.
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