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Così fan tutte at Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Sydney Opera House — Joan Sutherland Theatre

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About the Event

Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Sydney's breathtaking Sydney Opera House for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of opera. If anyone can make the ridiculous sublime, it’s Mozart. Here is proof. The last in his celebrated trilogy of operas composed with his friend and librettist Da Ponte, Così fan tutte is an absurd story set to music of impossible beauty. At the urging of a cynical old philosopher, two men disguise themselves and attempt to seduce the other’s lover in an elaborate ruse to win a bet. They’re young, and in love, and quite sure they can prove that love will pass the test. Come along for the ride and you’ll see that under a veil of feisty farce, there’s a poignant drama about love, sex, fidelity and loss. The music is exquisite – Mozart at his absolute best. The glorious trio ‘Soave sia il vento’ is transcendent.
David McVicar’s acclaimed production is set in the early 1900s, with ravishing costumes of the period. The set is bathed in glorious sunlight, reflecting the last summer of innocence before war shatters the 20th century.
Così fan tutte depends on six talented singer‐actors, so this is a chance to hear some of our brightest young talents performing together. Australian stars Helen Sherman and Alexandra Oomens return home to make their Opera Australia mainstage debuts, along with international soprano Nardus Williams. Australian baritone Nathan Lay and New Zealand‐Tongan tenor Filipe Manu play Guglielmo and Ferrando, with Opera Australia veteran Richard Anderson as Don Alfonso.

Practical Information

Language:
Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

Program

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Così fan Tutte
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

CONDUCTOR
Zoe Zeniodi
DIRECTOR
David McVicar
REVIVAL DIRECTOR
Andy Morton
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Moritz Junge
LIGHTING DESIGNER
David Finn

FIORDILIGI
Nardus Williams
DORABELLA
Helen Sherman
GUGLIELMO
Nathan Lay
FERRANDO
Filipe Manu
DESPINA
Alexandra Oomens
DON ALFONSO
Richard Anderson
Opera Australia Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House hosts performances from many genres in Sydney, Australia. One of the 20th Century's most famous and distinctive structures, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon as a multiple performance venue. The complex hosts more than 1.2 million people annually with a season of 1,500 performances. Performers include international and local guest artists, and three resident companies: the Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.

Address

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, Australia — Google Maps

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