Cosi` fan tutte at the Gran Teatre de Liceu


The superlative quality of Così fan tutte enabled it to withstand numerous contemporary obstacles (1790): the financial restrictions at the Viennese court which compelled Mozart to make cutbacks; his own personal problems; the death of Emperor Josef II, which interrupted the run for six months a few days after the premiere; and the alleged immorality of the plot, which deals with women’s infidelity (the entire sex being targeted by the provocative title “So do they all”). Now Damiano Micheletto transfers the action to an ultramodern hotel, with a cynical and solitary landlord (Don Alfonso), a maid (Despina), and four guests (Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Guglielmo and Ferrando). Instead of a pleasant holiday, the latter have experiences that will leave them all scarred when, by wagering on the fidelity of their respective partners, they create a series of hilarious entanglements that amount to genuine social satire.

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Così fan tutte

Opera buffa in two acts. Original libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte inspired in texts by Boccaccio, Shakespeare and Cervantes. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Premiered on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna. First Barcelona performance at the Teatre de la Santa Creu on 4 November 1798. First seen at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 4 January 1930. Last staged at the Liceu on 30 January 2004.

Josep Pons

Stage Direction
Damiano Michieletto

Paolo Fantin

Carla Teti

Fabio Barettin

Teatro La Fenice (Venice)

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu 

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Fiordiligi Juliane Banse 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 May
Maite Alberola 21, 27 and 29 May
Dorabella Maite Beaumont 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 May
Gemma Coma-Alabert 21, 27 and 29 May
Ferrando Joel Prieto 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 May
David Alegret 21, 27 and 29 May
Guglielmo Joan Martín-Royo 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 May
Borja Quiza 21, 27 and 29 May
Despina Sabina Puértolas 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 May
Anna Tobella 21, 27 and 29 May
Don Alfonso Pietro Spagnoli 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 May
William Berger 21, 27 and 29 May

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