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English Touring Opera - Cosi fan tutte

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Saturday 18th May 2013

Perth Theatre, 19:30

This event was part of the 2013 Festival Programme.

Sorry but this performance is now sold out apart from wheelchair seats. Please 'phone the Box Office 01738 621031 for these seats.

A cynical gentleman’s conviction that women cannot be faithful sets in motion a chain of deceit, disguise and desire in the most perfect ensemble opera ever written.

Conductor - James Burton
Director  - Paul Higgins
Designer - Samal Blak
Lighting Designer - Ace McCarron

Così fan tutte is in many ways Mozart’s most perfect opera score, and Da Ponte’s most challenging script. It is a comedy of innocence and experience, funny and unnerving, touching and satirical. The delicate balance between recognizing the posturing of the four young lovers and loving them all the same is a challenge to each director and singer.

In one day fiancés are parted, and new fiancés found – or so it seems. Discovering they are not at all the people they thought they were is strange, exciting, and very embarrassing.

Director Paul Higgins, who has worked on many famous productions at the Royal Opera House, has a special love for this opera, with all its fun and folly, because of the warm, beating heart that pulses through the music.

His new, period production will be sung by a remarkable cast, including Laura Mitchell, Kitty Whately and Paula Sides (all firm ETO favourites), with tenor Anthony Gregory as the passionate Ferrando and Richard Mosley-Evans (Gianni Schicchi) as the man pulling the strings.

New production
Sung in English
Running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes (incl. one 20 minute interval).

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