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Tuesday 22. Oct. 2019, 7.00 pm - 10.15 pm | Großes Haus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Così fan tutte

Introduction at 6.20 pm

Seeking to test their girlfriends’ fidelity, two men wager that they will remain steadfast. They subject the women to passionate onslaught, and in the end, the fortress of their faithfulness falls. The men, however, involved as they are in the experiment, failed to reckon that they too might betray their partners and feelings. All this cheating, confusing, lying – to others and oneself – is grotesquely comical and simultaneously cruel. One side is inclined not to think about the new situation (Guglielmo and Dorabella), while the others try to comprehend it to the point of exhaustion (Fiordiligi and Ferrando). The final ceremony seeks to cement the social status quo, bringing this new freedom to its knees. The marriage, however, is only for show, and beneath the surface of tradition, the first cracks appear.

Director: Herbert Fritsch
Costume Designer: Victoria Behr
Lighting Designer: Carsten Sander
Dramaturgy: Johannes Blum

Premiere: September 8th, 2018

A break of ca. 25 minutes after the first act

In Italian with German and English surtitles

Venue: Großes Haus, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 6,00 EUR to 97,00 EUR

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