Important Info: Sung in Italian with English surtitles
With Sir Jonathan Miller’s interpretation of Wolfgang Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”, audiences will realise that human nature never changes as the action of the 18th century opera is transported into the modern day. With love and deception at its heart, “Così fan tutte” has proven to be a popular addition to the work of one of history’s most famous and influential composers and in the hands of one of Britain’s most renowned opera directors, Jonathan Miller, it is likely to be a truly remarkable event as it is staged in the main auditorium of the Royal Opera.
Così fan tutte introduces us to two couples whose relationships are about to take an unexpected, though completely avoidable, turn. The couples have been faithful to one another so far but soon they are pulled apart as the two men take a journey away, both making a wager with one another that their respective partners will remain faithful in their absence. But rather than leave matters there, they both decide to skew the results in their favour, returning in secret to seduce the other’s lover. What begins as a seemingly harmless deception soon turns into a situation rife with manipulation, with human behaviour in the modern world portrayed to be no different to that of those over two hundred years ago.
The performers who will bring life to this story are Pavol Breslik, Thomas Allen, Stéphane Degout, Maria Bengtsson, Jurgita Adamonyte and Rebecca Evans.
Così fan tutte was first performed back in 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna and over time built up a reputation as a controversial piece of work, leading to the rarity of its performances during the next two centuries. In the modern day, however, it is regarded as a classic and under the watch of Jonathan Miller, who takes on directing, designing and co-lighting (with John Charlton) duties, it is likely to be a much-talked-about piece of work for the Royal Opera in 2010.
Miller has directed numerous productions over the years and has been in high demand since he directed the musical revue “Beyond the Fringe” in the 1960s. He has since become well known for his production of “Rigoletto” which transported the popular characters to the 1950s, in addition to film and television work.
Così fan tutte is performed by the Royal Opera from Friday 10th September 2010 to Friday 24th September 2010.
|Booking From:||Monday, 3rd October 2016|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 19th October 2016|
|Running Time:||3 hours 15 minutes|
|Important Info:||Sung in Italian with English surtitles|
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