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Così fan tutte
© GTG/ Carole Parodi
30 April > 14 Mai 2017
Opera
Opéra des Nations

Così fan tutte

Dramma giocoso in 2 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. First performed on 26 January 1790, at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

New production

Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles

Duration: approx. 3:00 (with one intermission)

Why is this opera, whatever language you speak, almost always referred to in Italian? Perhaps because its title sounds pretty harsh in translation: “Thus do they [i.e. women] all”. “What” exactly the women in Così do is have sex with a man who is not their fiancé. It’s hard to imagine that Mozart and Da Ponte, his librettist, would get away with such a blatantly sexist title in this day and age. In a new production for Geneva, German director David Bösch, with his love for chiaroscuro, brings out both the dark cynicism of Da Ponte’s cruel love-game, and Mozart’s luminous love-music. If all women are like that, then all men are too: if love’s a game, it’s worth learning how to play it.

Musical Director Hartmut Haenchen
Stage Director David Bösch
Set Designer Falko Herold
Costumes Designer Bettina Walter
Lighting Designer Michael Bauer
   
Fiordiligi Veronika Dzhioeva
Dorabella Alexandra Kadurina
Guglielmo Vittorio Prato
Ferrando Steve Davislim
Despina Monica Bacelli
Don Alfonso Laurent Naouri
   
Chœur du Grand Théâtre
Direction Alan Woodbridge
 
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  

Conference

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Apr 2017
Sunday 30 |  7:30 pm
May 2017
Tuesday 2 |  7:30 pm
Thursday 4 |  7:30 pm
Saturday 6 |  7:30 pm
Monday 8 |  7:30 pm
Wednesday 10 |  7:30 pm
Friday 12 |  7:30 pm
Sunday 14 |  3 pm