Mozart’s love experiment at the Dutch National Opera
Don't miss Mozart's dazzling opera Così fan Tutte at the Dutch National Opera, which runs from October 3-21, 2019. This love experiment of sorts is a perennial favourite and one of the true gems of the opera hall of fame.
A playful production full of irony at the Dutch National Opera
For most of October 2019, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam presents one of Mozart’s most loved operas, Così fan Tutte, which tells the story of four young lovers, set in the tumult of a holiday resort. As the plot unfolds, twists reminiscent of reality soaps arise, with some harsh lessons for the lovers.
The depths of love in the opera Così fan Tutte
The libretto is by Lorenzo da Ponte (1749-1838), with whom Mozart also collaborated successfully on Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Così fan Tutte is the only one not based on an existing work, though Da Ponte borrowed inspiration from diverse sources.
With its declarative title "Women are like that", this "reality soap opera" nevertheless also casts a critical eye on the conduct of its male characters and seduces audiences with witty banter and amusing ironies, while plumbing the depths of romantic love.
This particular production of Così fan Tutte premièred in 2006 as the first installment of a Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy, directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito.
Cast of Così fan Tutte
Bursting with youthful energy, the cast of stellar singers and actors features DNO debuts from Angela Brower as Dorabella and Sebastian Kohlhepp as Ferrando. The other vocalists are familiar faces at DNO, including beloved Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans (as Don Alfonso).
Book your opera tickets online
Tickets to Così fan Tutte are available on the Dutch National Opera website. Book your opera tickets in advance.