COSÌ FAN TUTTE at Paris Opera

NEW PRODUCTION by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Opera Buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

  • COSÌ FAN TUTTE © Anne Van Aerschot

Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test. But love will teach them a bitter lesson: those who believe themselves phoenixes and goddesses will discover the desires of the flesh … In 1790, one year after the French Revolution, in what would be their final collaboration, Mozart and Da Ponte conduct a scientific investigation of love.The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible.

Original title COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Genre Opera
Recording location Opera national de Paris
Recording date February 2017
Production year 2017
Duration 190'
Video format HD
Production Company Telmondis
Co-Production Company Opéra national de Paris, Ideale Audience, Mezzo
Director Louise Narboni
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra / Band Paris Opera Orchestra
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Stage Director Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Dance Company Rosas Company
Choir Paris Opera Chorus
Soloist Jacquelyn Wagner
Soloist Michèle Losier
Soloist Frédéric Antoun
Soloist Philippe Sly
Soloist Paulo Szot
Soloist Ginger Costa-Jackson