The Royal Opera House Muscat is delighted to present Mozart’s stunning opera Così Fan Tutte as the final opera of the 2022/2023 Season at the opera house. Audiences are invited to celebrate opera with a production which promises to do justice to the work of arguably the best-loved composer of the opera genre.
Acclaimed young composer Leonardo Sini, a rising star in the world of music, will conduct the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra in Ettore Scuola’s direction of Così Fan Tutte. The 1685 Choir of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Ravenna will perform alongside star soloists including Martina Russomanno, Serena Malfi, German Olvera, Alasdair Kent, Lavinia Bini and Ferruccio Furlanetto.
The plot takes place in the Bay of Naples in the 18th century. Deeply convinced of women’s infidelity, the cynical Don Alfonso provokes his young friends Ferrando and Guglielmo by impugning the constancy of their fiancées, sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi. To prove his assertion, Alfonso proposes the following plan to them: that they tell their fiancées they are leaving for war, and then return dressed as Albanian soldiers, ready to do anything to seduce the lonely fiancées. With their “real” lovers gone, Fiordiligi and Dorabella appear outraged when their servant Despina (Don Alfonso’s accomplice) introduces into their home the two Albanians, who quickly prove very enterprising. The two sisters at first reject them virtuously but soon allow themselves to be charmed by these new suitors who, under a false identity, gradually become disillusioned as they see their mistresses betraying them. “They all do that!” (“Così fan tutte”) Don Alfonso concludes, delighted to have proved his theory. When the deception is revealed, the two couples reunite despite it all, with no great illusion about their happiness.
The opera is rich with fabulous costumes and elegant staging, making it the perfect evening out and a feast for opera lovers and culture enthusiasts. Don’t miss your chance to catch this wonderful performance in Muscat. Così Fan Tutte will take place over two nights on May 4 & 6, at 7.30pm at the Royal Opera House Muscat.
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