Così fan tutte

Dramma giocoso in two acts (1790)

Music by

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Text by

Lorenzo Da Ponte

Two couples in different constellations, driven by a bet on alleged and real infidelity, are at the centre of Mozart’s »Così fan tutte«, which bears the succinct subtitle »La scuola degli amanti« (The School of Lovers). Librettist Lorenzo da Ponte’s witty text inspired Mozart, an accomplished operatic composer, to write music which matched his humour with profound reflection.

After »Le nozze di Figaro« and »Don Giovanni«, Mozart’s and da Ponte’s collaborated for a third time on »Così fan tutte« in 1789/90. First the Viennese court poet da Ponte came up with a subject of his own invention. Then Mozart provided numerous starting points for the original arrangement of arias, duets, trios and other ensemble movements, right up to the two great finali. In this finely structured chamber play, a new level of Mozart’s already astonishing skill in characterisation through music is revealed in a multitude of diverse moments of expression. Morality and its absence are addressed, not only in philosophical discourse, but primarily in the actions of true-to-life characters, who walk a tightrope between truth and deception. The young French director Vincent Huguet and Daniel Barenboim will kick off the new Da Ponte cycle at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden with this production of Mozart’s last Italian opera.

Dates

Premiere FESTTAGE 2020
Start of single ticket sales on 16. November 2019 12 am, start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles

Cast

FESTTAGE 2020
Start of single ticket sales on 16. November 2019 10 am, start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles

Cast

FESTTAGE 2020 For the last time this season
Start of single ticket sales on 16. November 2019 12 am, start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles

Cast