Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Così fan tutte K. 388 (1790)
ossia La scuola degli amanti

Dramma giocoso en deux actes sur un livret de Lorenzo da Ponte, créé le 26 janvier 1790 au Burgtheater de Vienne.

Coproduction Théâtre du Châtelet, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence from the 2nd until the 22nd of February 2024

Director, scenography:Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costumes : Elena Zaysteva
Lights : Gleb Filshtinsky

Cast :

Agneta Eichenholz Fiordiligi
Claudia Mahnke Dorabella
Rainer Trost Ferrando
Russel Braun Guglielmo
Patricia Petibon Despina
Georg Nigl Don Alfonso

Chœur Stella Maris
Olivier Bardot, chef de chœur

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, direction


CONCERT VERSION in Germany on the 7th and 8th of June 2024


Galina Averina Fiordiligi
Emilie Renard Dorabella
Jeremy Ovenden Ferrando
Benjamin Appl Guglielmo
Judith Van Wanroij Despina
Georg Nigl Don Alfonso

Choir NN

Les Talens Lyriques
Conductor, Christophe Rousset


“Così fan tutte is an opera I know well and have already performed several times, notably with Les Talens Lyriques at Dijon Opéra in 2012. This work, which has its roots in the seventeenth centu – ry, is for that reason both extremely appealing and highly complex, especially because of its Marivauxstyle love play, which is very much associated with that period and can be difficult to perform in a modern setting. The same applies to the music, which is clearly typical of the eighteenth century. For the stage production at the Théâtre Musical du Châtelet, I am therefore delighted to accompany the stage director Dimitri Tcherniakov in a new reading of this work, with an ideal cast.

At the Mozartfest in Würzburg, we will be per – forming Così fan tutte with other, no less fabulous performers in a concert version, so it will be up to us alone to bring out all drama of the work.”

– Christophe Rousset