Così fan tutte

20, 21 July at 19:00  •  Matinée 24 July at 14:00

The Coade Theatre, Bryanston, Dorset

An opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte • Sung in Italian with surtitles

Brief Synopsis

Overhearing Guiglielmo and Ferrando’s excitement at their forthcoming double wedding, Don Alfonso makes a cynical wager with the two young men that their fiancées, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, are as untrustworthy as the next woman in matters of the heart. Confident of their lovers’ fidelity, the boys accept the bet and, at Don Alfonso’s suggestion, pretend to be called away to war. Disguised, they return and set about trying to seduce each other’s unsuspecting fiancées. At first the girls’ loyalty is unwavering but, encouraged to enjoy the ‘harmless flirtation’ by Despina, their maid who is in on the ruse, their constancy begins to crumble…

Cast & Creative Team

Fiordiligi, a Lady from Ferrara, sister to Dorabella tbc
Dorabella, a Lady from Ferrara, sister to Fiordiligi tbc
Guglielmo, a soldier and lover of Fiordiligi tbc
Ferrando, a soldier and lover of Dorabella tbc
Despina, a maid tbc
Don Alfonsoan old Philosopher tbc
Soldiers, servants, sailors tbc
Conductor José Miguel Esandi
Director Christopher Cowell
Designer tbc
Costume Realisation tbc
Lighting designer tbc
Chorus Master tbc
Orchestra Leader David Spencer