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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Così fan tutte

The production was available as Video-on-Demand from May 18, 2020 (12 am) until June 1, 2020 (11.59 am).

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.

Recording of the premiere from September 8, 2018 from the Hamburg State Opera

Director: Herbert Fritsch
Costume Designer:
Victoria Behr
Lighting Designer:
Carsten Sander
Johannes Blum
Chorus: Eberhard Friedrich
Continuo: Rupert Burleigh

Musical direction: Sébastien Rouland
Fiordiligi: Maria Bengtsson
Dorabella: Ida Aldrian
Guglielmo: Kartal Karagedik
Ferrando: Dovlet Nurgeldiyev
Despina: Sylvia Schwartz
Don Alfonso: Pietro Spagnoli
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Chorus: Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

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