Così fan tutte

16/01/20, 19:00

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte 
Musical Preparation: Jakub Klecker 
Conductor: Jakub Klecker, Robert Kružík 
Director: Anna Petrželková 
Set Design: Eva Jiřikovská 
Costume Design: Hana Knotková 
Chorus Master: Pavel Koňárek, Klára Roztočilová 
Dramaturgy: Patricie Částková 
Assistant Stage Director: Vojtěch Orenič 

Sung in Italian with Czech and English subtitles.

Do not test your relationship, or you risk your girlfriend giving her feelings to another man.

They are all alike, or the School of Lovers, is the title of the third opera which emerged from the artistic partnership between  the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte and the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. At first, Salieri tried to set the libretto to music but soon he abandoned this idea, and the story about a seemingly harmless bet on women's faithfulness ended up in the most professional hands. In people's relationships, nothing is just black or white and that is especially truein this opera. Mozart continued his previous works, Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, which cannot be  easily categorized – as there is always a wicked smile peeping out from these dramas, or tears and anger hidden behind laughter. The same applies for this opera: two young guys, Ferrando and Guglielmo, encouraged by the sceptic Don Alfonzo, disguise themselves as foreigners to test the faithfulness of their fiancées.  However, before the game ends, they are caught in a web of emotions because of this false game. The audience of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century considered this  subject matter vulgar and immoral, and Cosi fan tutte almost disappeared from opera stages. Today, it rightfully belongsamong the most frequently produced operas – as not only are its arias and ensembles great opera hits but the work produced by Mozart through contrast and musical expression, is a real jewel of the operatic repertoire. 

Fiordiligi: Pavla Vykopalová, Jana Šrejma Kačírková 
Dorabella: Václava Krejčí Housková, Jana Hrochová 
Ferrando: Ondřej Koplík j. h. 
Guglielmo: Roman Hoza, Igor Loškár 
Despina: Tereza Merklová Kyzlinková, Marta Reichelová,Andrea Široká 
Don Alfonso: Jiří Sulženko, Jan Šťáva