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What you thought of: Così fan tutte

Read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions for Così fan tutte.

The curtain has now gone up on our production of Così fan tutte.

A much-loved Glyndebourne classic, Nicholas Hytner’s staging finds both the charm and the darkness in Mozart’s opera. Celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi makes his Glyndebourne debut.

Read what the audience and critics had to say about the production.

Audience Reaction

‘A treat in every respect. Singers astonishingly well-matched in quality.’

Audience member

‘The orchestra played beautifully… Great performances all round from the singers.’

Audience member

‘[A] wonderful young cast.’

Audience member

‘[It] couldn’t have been better’

Audience member

What the critics are saying

‘Riccardo Minasi conducts the period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with great sensitivity to mood, pace and colouring’

The Independent

‘The ever-resourceful Alessandro Corbelli is an avuncular Don Alfonso’

Financial Times

‘ravishing lighting by Paule Constable’

The Times

‘Standout performances include Konu Kim’s volatility and vocal bravado as Ferrando, Huw Montague Rendall’s sparky Guglielmo (he’s a young, British baritone to watch), Ida Falk Winland’s troubled Fiordiligi, Julie Boulianne’s solid Dorabella and Hera Hyesang Park’s punchy, personality-girl Despina.’

The Stage

‘elegant, subtle and slick’

Opera Today

Così fan tutte is on stage until 27 AUGUST 2021

Image credits: Così fan tutte, Festival 2021. Photos by Tristram Kenton.

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