COSÌ FAN TUTTE

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
6 8 11 13 15 17 19 21 July

DRAMMA GIOCOSO IN TWO ACTS
LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE
FIRST PERFORMED ON 26 JANUARY 1790 AT THE BURGTHEATER, VIENNA

Conductor
Thomas Hengelbrock
Stage director and set designer
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costume design
Elena Zaytseva
Lighting design
Gleb Filshtinsky
Fiordiligi
Agneta Eichenholz
Dorabella
Claudia Mahnke
Ferrando
Rainer Trost
Guglielmo
Russell Braun
Don Alfonso
Georg Nigl
Despina
Nicole Chevalier
Choir
Balthasar Neumann Singers' Academy
Orchestra
Balthasar Neumann Orchestra

NEW PRODUCTION FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET, LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, FESTSPIELHAUS BADEN-BADEN

— WITH THE SUPPORT OF MADAME ALINE FORIEL-DESTEZET, GRANDE MÉCÈNE D'EXCEPTION DES 75 ANS DU FESTIVAL D'AIX-EN-PROVENCE

In the old days, we thought nothing could happen to us. Now we know that anything can happen to us. That is, in fact, the difference.

Ingmar Bergman, Scenes from a Marriage (1974)

A fancy villa in the forest or perhaps a chalet in the mountains. Two couples of colleagues in their fifties are on holiday with two of their friends. They discuss love with the confidence of maturity: banal scenes from a marriage. But to turn their words into deeds, the two friends suggest that the couples try a special kind of experiment: a role-playing game that is supposed to lead them to a better understanding of themselves. The idyllic setting closes like a trap; what they discover will change them forever. Così fan tutte – the story of an ambiguous initiation alternating wisdom and cruelty – is an obvious next project for Dmitri Tcherniakov in the wake of his Carmen (2017). After The Marriage of Figaro (2021), Thomas Hengelbrock is back with the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra and a cast ideally suited to the project. The Festival d'Aix-en-Provence was born with Così fan tutte in 1948; what work could be more appropriate to celebrate its 75th anniversary?

Thursday
06
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Saturday
08
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Tuesday
11
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Thursday
13
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Saturday
15
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Monday
17
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Wednesday
19
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21h30
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Friday
21
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2023
21h30
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Ticket prices: €297, €206, €165, €130, €90, €59, €31
Youth prices: €89, €61, €49, €39, €27, €17, €9
Performance available with ticket packages and Dinner & Opera offer

3 hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Sung in Italian with French and English surtitles

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