Così fan Tutte

An Opera in Concert

Mozart’s gleeful dissection of the highs and lows of young love, filmed at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal in a concert performance with a twist.

Two sisters, their lovers, and a man with a point to prove about fickle young couples… Social experiment? Reality TV show? Director Roxana Haines (La bohème, Fox-tot!) reimagines Mozart’s exuberant comedy of infidelities as a game for today, in which lovers’ loyalties are put to the ultimate test.

Sharp and witty, yet full of humanity, Mozart’s sparkling score captures the foursome’s joys and heartaches in some of his most captivating music.

Scottish Opera’s four 2020/21 Emerging Artist singers – soprano Catriona Hewitson, mezzo-soprano Margo Arsane, tenor Shengzhi Ren and baritone Arthur Bruce – take central roles, alongside Charlie Drummond (Emerging Artist 2019/20) and Jette Parker Young Artist Michael Mofidian. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and chorus.

All performers observe current physical distancing guidelines throughout the filming of this concert.

Filmed as live on 29 November 2020

Running time approx. 2 hrs 20 mins
Sung in Italian


With thanks to The Robertson Trust & Scottish Opera's Emerging Artists Benefactors

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Cast & Creatives

Charlie Drummond

Margo Arsane*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Shengzhi Ren*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Arthur Bruce*
*The Robertson Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Don Alfonso
Michael Mofidian

Catriona Hewitson*
* Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Music Director
Stuart Stratford

Roxana Haines

Film Director
Jonathan Haswell

Repetiteur & Vocal Coach
Fiona MacSherry

Audio Producer
Derek Clark


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