A cheeky double dare results in false pretenses and true love in Mozart’s dark comedy.
Nicholas Hytner’s period production goes on Tour
Would you place a bet on your partner’s faithfulness? And would you disguise yourself to test it? That’s exactly what Ferrando and Guglielmo do, and the surprising results are spelled out in the opera’s title: Così fan tutte (‘Women Are Like That’).
As the innocent trick veers off-course, boisterous hijinks ensue, souls are searched, and true love is born – at some cost.
Chock full of sublime Mozartean melodies and dazzling singing, Così fan tutte is the third and last of the brilliant operas Mozart wrote with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (alongside Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni).
It has been described as ‘a glorious soap-bubble’, ‘a deep and unsettling masterpiece’, ‘a musical lark’, and ‘a profound and terrifying tragicomedy’.
All these qualities and more shine through in this gorgeous period production by Nicholas Hytner, former longtime director of the National Theatre.
Booking dates for Tour 2017
24 April 2017
Ballot deadline for Tour Members (Glyndebourne performances only)
5 June 2017
Public booking opens (Glyndebourne performances only)
See Così fan tutte at a venue near you
31 October-2 November
Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre
7 November-10 November
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
14 November-16 November
Norwich, Theatre Royal
21 November-23 November
Milton Keynes Theatre
28 November-30 November
Plymouth, Theatre Royal
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Photo: Mike Hoban