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    A cheeky double dare results in false pretences and true love in Mozart’s dark comedy.



    Nicholas Hytner’s period production goes on Tour

    Would you place a bet on your partner’s faithfulness? And would you disguise yourself to test it? That’s exactly what Ferrando and Guglielmo do, and the surprising results are spelled out in the opera’s title: Così fan tutte (‘Women Are Like That’).

    As the innocent trick veers off-course, boisterous hijinks ensue, souls are searched, and true love is born – at some cost.

    Chock full of sublime Mozartean melodies and dazzling singing, Così fan tutte is the third and last of the brilliant operas Mozart wrote with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (alongside Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni).

    It has been described as ‘a glorious soap-bubble’, ‘a deep and unsettling masterpiece’, ‘a musical lark’, and ‘a profound and terrifying tragicomedy’.

    All these qualities and more shine through in this gorgeous period production by Nicholas Hytner, former longtime director of the National Theatre.


    See Così fan tutte at a venue near you

    7-26 October
    Glyndebourne

    31 October-2 November
    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre
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    7 November-10 November
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre
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    14 November-16 November
    Norwich, Theatre Royal
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    21 November-23 November
    Milton Keynes Theatre
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    28 November-30 November
    Plymouth, Theatre Royal
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    Pre-performance talks

    Our pre-performance talks provide a bite-size overview of the opera that follows. Join us for a bite-sized introduction to the featured opera. Each talk is presented by an opera expert and lasts 30 minutes.

    Friday 13 October at 5.30pm
    Ebert Room, Glyndebourne – Find out more

    Tuesday 31 October
    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    Tuesday 7 November
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre

    Tuesday 14 November
    Norwich, Theatre Royal

    Tuesday 21 November
    Milton Keynes Theatre

    Tuesday 28 November
    Plymouth, Theatre Royal


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  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team

    Conductor Leo McFall
    Director Nicholas Hytner
    Revival Director Bruno Ravella
    Designer Vicki Mortimer
    Lighting Designer Paule Constable
    Revival Lighting Designer Keith Benson

    The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
    Leader Richard Milone

    Fortepiano continuo Matthew Fletcher
    Cello continuo Jonathan Tunnell

    The Glyndebourne Chorus
    Chorus Master Nicholas Jenkins


    Cast in order of appearance

    Ferrando Bogdan Volkov
    Guglielmo Ilya Kutyukhin
    Don Alfonso José Fardilha
    Fiordiligi Kirsten MacKinnon
    Dorabella Rachel Kelly
    Despina Ana Quintans

    Actors
    Jofre Caraben van der Meer
    Philip Dew
    Vigee Harding
    Adrien Mastrosimone
    Mark Ruddick

  • Date and times

    Glyndebourne

    VenueDateCurtain upShort intervalCurtain down
    Glyndebourne7 October 20174.00pm5.25pm7.18pm
    Glyndebourne13 October 20176.30pm7.55pm9.48pm
    Glyndebourne17 October 20174.00pm5.25pm7.18pm
    Glyndebourne20 October 20176.30pm7.55pm9.48pm
    Glyndebourne23 October 20176.30pm7.55pm9.48pm
    Glyndebourne26 October 20174.00pm5.25pm7.18pm

    Canterbury

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    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 31 October 2017
    Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre 2 November 2017

    Woking

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    Woking, New Victoria Theatre 7 November 2017
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre 10 November 2017

    Norwich

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    Norwich, Theatre Royal 14 November 2017
    Norwich, Theatre Royal 16 November 2017

    Milton Keynes

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    Milton Keynes Theatre 21 November 2017
    Milton Keynes Theatre 23 November 2017

    Plymouth

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    Plymouth, Theatre Royal 28 November 2017
    Plymouth, Theatre Royal 30 November 2017
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