Charming, witty and provocative, Così fan tutte is filled with beguiling arias and iconic ensembles, and explores the vagaries and vacillations of young love. In Mozart's tale of temptation and seduction, two young men make the mistake of boasting about their perfect lovers. Don Alfonso spots a chance to make some money and claims that all women are fickle, wagering that these ‘constant fiancées’ can be easily seduced. Cynical and manipulative, Don Alfonso intends to win the bet, and enlists the help of the sisters’ maid, Despina. Filled with wry comic wit and irreverence, by the time this vivacious, intriguing opera ends, Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte, have spared no one.
Sung in English, the six piece OTC touring ensemble is conducted by Andrew Griffiths. Irish director Orpha Phelan makes her OTC debut, directing a vocally luminous cast in Mozart’s sublime romantic comedy.
'Opera Theatre Company’s adaptation of Mozart’s Cosí Fan Tutte, or All Women Are Like That, is a scintillating and contemporary comedy of human relations.' Entertainment.ie