"Wonderfully directed, gloriously cast, rivetingly played, and designed with taste, elegance and lashings of style." The Herald
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Fickle? Foolish? Or faithless?
From the director of 2008’s acclaimed La traviata comes a fresh take on one of Mozart’s most famous operas. Often presented as a lighthearted comedy of errors, David McVicar’s Così fan tutte gets to the bittersweet heart of the story in an honest and insightful production.
Set in the Bay of Naples in 1900, the production captures the beauty of the Mediterranean in its scenery, and the elegance of the time in its costumes. By turns dramatic, wry, comic, and heart-rending, the opera follows 24 hours in the lives of two sisters whose fiancés decide to test their fidelity before they marry. A deeply human tale, full of tangled love, jealousy and desire, Così fan tutte asks universal questions about trust and fidelity – questions that resonate as much today as when the opera was first performed.
Mozart’s evocative score perfectly reflects the emotions on stage, and a superb ensemble cast brings his music to life. Celebrated soprano Marie McLaughlin returns to perform in her native Scotland for the first time in 29 years, reprising the role she played when this production opened in Strasbourg. Joel Prieto, who has this year won Best Male (tenor) in Placido Domingo’s international opera competition, Operalia, sings the role of Ferrando. Talented Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg, who made his Scottish Opera début at St Andrew’s in the Square last season, conducts.
Così fan tutte was performed at:
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Wed 29 April 2009
Sat 2 May 2009
Sat 16 May 2009
Thu 28 May 2009
Sat 30 May 2009
Così fan tutte Unwrapped - Fri 1 May 2009
Eden Court, Inverness
Thu 4 June 2009
Sat 6 June 2009
Così fan tutte Unwrapped - Wed 3 Jun 2009
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Thu 11 June 2009
Sat 13 June 2009
Così fan tutte Unwrapped - Wed 10 June 2009
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Fri 19 June 2009
Sun 21 June 2009
Thu 25 June 2009
Sat 27 June 2009
Così fan tutte Unwrapped - Thu 18 June 2009
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Sung in Italian with English supertitles Running time approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes