COSÌ FAN TUTTE (W.A. MOZART )
Così fan tutte, literally “Thus do all (women) do it”, or, sometimes, “The School for Lovers”, is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s great comic works. It argues all women are ultimately fickle in love, and is balanced between a story of comic improbability based on clever disguises, and a more serious, even cynical, commentary on the inevitability of human frailty. Two young naval officers, Ferrando and Guglielmo, boast that their girlfriends will remain loyal to them no matter what happens while their older friend, Don Alfonso, conspires to prove the two young men wrong in their innocent boasts.
This opera is directed by South African Steven Stead with designs by Michael Mitchell. The production features the Cape Town Opera Young Artists, the talented singers from the University of Cape Town Opera School and the UCT Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Jeremy Silver.