Bath Opera takes to the road from 7 June to 13 July with Così fan tutte – one of Mozart’s best loved operas…
Mozart’s engaging and hilarious tale involving two engaged sisters is given a new twist in Bath Opera’s 2019 summer touring production. Director Tom Magnone takes one of the 18th century’s greatest ensemble operas on an emotional 1960s roller-coaster ride of love, trust, loyalty, disguise, betrayal, deception, bewilderment, and self-realisation.
BATH OPERA: COSI FAN TUTTE 2019
Fiordiligi Julia O’Connor
Dorabella Harriet Kirk
Ferrando Rupert Drury
Guglielmo Andrew Havers
Don Alfonso Niall Hoskin
Despina Gill Clark
Piano/Musical Director Peter Blackwood
Director Tom Magnone
When Così fan tutte was first produced in 1790 at Vienna’s Burgtheater, the composer also gave it the subtitle La scuola degli amanti (The School for Lovers). It’s usual title Così fan tutte, literally means ‘So do they all’, using the feminine plural (tutte) to indicate women. It is usually translated into English as ‘Women are like that’.
Did you know… ?
The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da ponte who also wrote The Marriage of Figaroand Don Giovanni
Bath Opera’s touring production will consist of some private performances where tickets are strictly limited. But there will also be public performances in Bath, Weston-super-Mare and Midsomer Norton where you can catch this innovative Opera company’s unique twist on this fabulous tale.