The Seattle Public Library will host preview lectures and performances of Seattle Opera's upcoming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Così fan tutte" at several locations throughout the city in December and January.

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Love has many faces when two friends put on disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées. Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame? Blending bawdy humor and keen insight, this charming opera features some of the sweetest and most ravishing music Mozart ever wrote.

Preview Lectures - Featuring local opera experts, these hour-long presentations will include recorded musical excerpts designed to enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of the production. Times and locations are listed below.

Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547.

  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10

West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444.

  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16

Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

  • Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11

Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089.

  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16