COSI FAN TUTTE (OPERA DE PARIS)
COSI FAN TUTTE (OPERA DE PARIS)
PRESENTED BY OPERA DE PARIS

Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by L. Da Ponte
Opera in two acts (1790)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Run Time: 3 hr 40 min (including one 30 min intermission)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15 11:15AM

Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test. But love will teach them a bitter lesson: those who believe themselves phoenixes and goddesses will discover the desires of the flesh… In 1790, one year after the French Revolution, in what would be their final collaboration, Mozart and Da Ponte conduct a scientific investigation of love. The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth, or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible.



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