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Cosi fan tutte – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Benjamin Davies Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:4] In the programme notes, director Benjamin Davies identifies both sex and death as being major themes of not only Cosi fan tutte but also many other operas. In this case there is some of one and talk of the other. The plot centres around two couples – Fiordiligi is ...

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WNO: Cosi Fan Tutte – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Book: Lorenzo da Ponte Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Benjamin Davies Conductor: Mark Wrigglesworth Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [Rating:4] With a plot to make a Panto blush it was apt for the Welsh National Opera to set Cosi Fan Tutte in a British resort with scenes often resembling saucy seaside postcards. The cynical Alfonso (Steven Page) convinces Italian sailors Ferrando (Andrew ...

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Welsh National Opera: Cosi fan tutte – The Mayflower, Southampton

Composer: Mozart Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Benjamin Davis Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5]   Some can see deep philosophical and moral struggles between the characters as they strive to play out the story of “Cosi fan tutte”, however, to others it is a trivial tale of shallow people in whom it is hard to maintain any interest ...

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Cosi Fan Tutte – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Opera: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Benjamin Davis Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:5] Mozart’s final comic opera, Così Fan Tutte, is one of the most human and soul-searching of comic operas yet was originally considered immoral. In today’s climate this is hardly the case. The story, set in Naples in the late 1700s, tells how two young men, ...

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