Così fan tutte

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir / Nuno Coelho

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In the third of three extraordinary collaborations between the genius of Mozart and the creative stage writing of Lorenzo da Ponte, Così fan tutte, an opera buffa in two acts, a jocular drama takes place that many consider to be one of the most inspired and elevated pieces of thought-provoking entertainment in the operatic repertoire. Although it did not enjoy a very enthusiastic reception at its debut, this satire on relationships between men and women would become extremely popular from the mid-19th century onwards. The witty nature of this libretto inspired Mozart to compose some of his most effusive and narrative-driven music for it.


Programme

Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nuno Coelho Conductor
Marcos Fink Staging
Valentina Naforniţa Soprano (Fiordiligi)
Sunhae Im Soprano (Despina)
Natalie Pérez Mezzo-Soprano (Dorabella)
Ilker Arcayürek Tenor (Ferrando)
Samuel Hasselhorn Baritone (Guglielmo)
Marcos Fink Bass (Don Alfonso)

Rita Castro Blanco Assistant conductor
Bárbara Magalhães
Costumes assistant
Ricardo Junceiro Props
Joana Cornelsen / Siça Souza Hair and make-up
Joana David Accompanist pianist
João Cachulo Lighting design

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Così fan tutte, K. 558
Opera in two acts


Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

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