Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte

Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test. But love will teach them a bitter lesson: those who believe themselves phoenixes and goddesses will discover the desires of the flesh… In 1790, one year after the French Revolution, in what would be their final collaboration, Mozart and Da Ponte conduct a scientific investigation of love.The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth, or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible

With the Paris Opera Orchestra and Choruses
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Chorus master: Alessandro Di Stefano

Creative team

Music: De Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Director and Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Set design and Lighting design: Jan Versweyveld
Costume design: An D’Huys
Dramaturgy: Jan Vandenhouwe


Fiordiligi: Jacquelyn Wagner
Dorabella: Michèle Losier
Ferrando: Frédéric Antoun
Guglielmo: Philippe Sly
Don Alfonso: Paulo Szot
Despina: Ginger Costa-Jackson
Fiordiligi: Cynthia Loemij (danseuse de la Compagnie Rosas)
Dorabella: Samantha Van Wissen (danseuse de la Compagnie Rosas)
Guglielmo: Michaël Pomero (danseur de la Compagnie Rosas)
Ferrando: Julien Monty (danseur de la Compagnie Rosas)
Despina: Marie Goudot (danseuse de la Compagnie Rosas)
Don Alfonso: Boštjan Antončič (danseur de la Compagnie Rosas)

A Paris Opera, Telmondis and Mezzo co-production
Associate producer Idéale Audience
With the support of the Orange Foundation, sponsor of the audiovisual broadcastings at the Paris Opera,
And the help of the CNC (National Centre for Cinema and the Animated Image)
director: Louise Narboni

© Opéra national de Paris - Telmondis - Mezzo - 2017

Visuel © Agathe Poupeney / OnP

Così fan tutte
  • Così fan tutte

    Provoqués par Don Alfonso, vieux philosophe cynique, deux jeunes idéalistes décident de mettre à l’épreuve la fidélité de leur amante. L’amour leur infligera une amère leçon : ceux qui se croyaient phénix et déesses se découvriront corps désirants… Nous sommes en 1790, un an après la Révolution f...

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