Bath Opera brings their 2019 touring production of Così fan tutte – one of Mozart’s best loved operas to Bath on 12-13 July. We find out a little more about this perfect an intimate venue in Larkhall…
The Rondo Theatre was established by the The Rondo Trust for the Performing Arts in 1989 in the former church hall of St. Saviours Church, Larkhall. Lottery grants in 1996 and 2003 enabled extensive renovations and upgrades and the theatre is now one of the leading UK Fringe venues showcasing the highest quality of work, including everything from Professional Theatre to Music and Comedy.
Love, Trust, Forgiveness… ?
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.
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 DirectorPeter Blackwood
Director Tom Magnone
Mozart’s hilarious ‘Opera Buffa’ Così fan tutte was first performed in 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte and with whom Mozart also collaborated with The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.
The subtitle for the opera is La scuola degli amanti (The School for Lovers), The short title, Così fan tutte, literally means ‘So do they all’ and is usually translated into English as ‘Women are like that’.
Interestingly, the subject-matter did not offend the Viennese sensibilities of the day. But by the 19th and early 20th centuries it was considered too risqué and even immoral and was consequently rarely performed. However, after World War II it’s popularity soared and it is now frequently performed as one the best loved operas in the repertoire.
Mozart’s Così fan tutte
12 & 13 July, 7.30pm
Rondo Theatre, St. Saviours Rd, Bath BA1 6RT
Tickets: 0333 666 3366