Ferrando loves Dorabella and Guglielmo loves Fiordiligi – but their friend Don Alfonso is sceptical. He offers the young men a bet: given the opportunity, their loves will prove unfaithful in less than a day. Confident of their girlfriends’ fidelity, Ferrando and Guglielmo accept.
The men pretend to be called away to war, only to return in disguise: each begins to woo the other’s lover. It quickly becomes clear that the feelings of all four lovers are much more complicated than any of them had thought. Don Alfonso watches on as the young men and women graduate through his school for lovers.
Semyon bychkov conducts a cast of young, up-and-coming talent including american soprano corinne winters in a new production of mozart’s opera on the nature of love.
How much do you love your partner? How much do you trust them? And can they trust you? Mozart’s classic opera Così fan tutte puts two pairs of lovers to the test – with great music but distinctly unexpected results.
For this new production, director Jan Philipp Gloger creates a richly theatrical world as the playground for this quirky comedy, where two men try to woo each other’s partners for a bet.
Don Alfonso – the puppet master of this experiment in love – is here a theatre director who uses all the sets, props and tricks of his trade to invent new scenes to challenge the lovers’ affections.
This lively, youthful and imaginative take on one of the world’s best-loved operas is performed by a cast of rising stars conducted by Semyon Bychkov.
Opera Essentials: Così Fan Tutte – a brief introduction to the opera from the ROH.
Così fan tutte Reviews
‘Sparkling comedy’ – The Stage
‘Individually impressive, the cast form an expert musical and dramatic team’ – The Guardian
‘A potent and unsettling production that makes a point’ – Evening Standard
‘A genuine inquiry into the nature of love’ – The Independent
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL.
SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Ticket Price: Adults £12.50 | 15 and under £7.50
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