We are delighted to announce that Eden Court Cinema in Inverness will host advance screenings of our latest digital production, a semi-staged performance of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, filmed under socially distanced conditions at the Theatre Royal Glasgow.
Three screenings for live cinema audiences will take place over Friday 11 and Saturday 12 December at Eden Court Cinema, before the film is officially launched online on Sunday 13 December at 6pm.
Scottish Opera General Director Alex Reedijk says: ‘Our audiences in Inverness were thrilled to attend our outdoor Pop-up Opera in September. We had hoped to follow this up with live indoor performances, but our plans obviously had to change with the continuing restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. However, with the introduction of the Scottish Government’s local protection levels, the cinema at Eden Court offers an exciting opportunity to share our digital production of Così fan tutte with live audiences in Inverness, and allows us to reach people at a distance despite not being able to travel ourselves. We hope to be back in theatres presenting live opera as soon as restrictions allow, but in the meantime we are very happy to be back at Eden Court in this way.’
This concert performance, with a staging by Scottish Opera’s Staff Director Roxana Haines, is a contemporary reimagining of Mozart’s comedy of infidelities, where lovers’ loyalties are put to the ultimate test in a reality TV/gameshow experiment.
Mozart tells the story through some of his most captivating music, performed by Music Director Stuart Stratford, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, chorus and the Company’s 2020/21 Emerging Artists – soprano Catriona Hewitson, mezzo-soprano Margo Arsane, tenor Shengzhi Ren and baritone Arthur Bruce – alongside 2019/20 Emerging Artist Charlie Drummond and Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artist Michael Mofidian.
Buy tickets for Eden Court Cinema screenings on the Eden Court website.