Cosi` Fan Tutte
Arias, Duets and Ensembles from Mozarts opera buffa Cosi fan Tutte are going to be performed at Villa Bologna on Wednesday the 26th of November at 7:30pm. The performance is going to feature excerpts of the opera which is one of Mozarts famous works.
Cosfan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (Thus Do They All, or The School for Lovers), is a two-act Italian- language opera buffa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was first performed in 1790 and Lorenzo Da Ponte, who also wrote Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, wrote the libretto. Mozart and Da Ponte use the theme of "fianc swapping", which dates back to the 13th century. Furthermore, it incorporates elements of the myth of Procris as found in Ovid's Metamorphoses, vii, which brings forth the theme of testing ones fianc under disguise.
The opera starts in a cafe, where Ferrando and Guglielmo, who are two officers, express certainty that their fiancs (the sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi, respectively) will be eternally faithful. Don Alfonso joins the discussion and lays a wager with the two officers, claiming he can prove in a day's time that those two, like all women, are fickle. The wager is accepted: the two officers will pretend to have been called off to war; soon thereafter, they will return in disguise and each attempt to seduce the other's lover. The theme of the opera is the relativity of human feelings and acting. This was the new order, which Mozart and da Ponte tried to put on stage, with the result that only the balance of head and heart are required for relationships.
The performance which will feature the arias, duets and ensembles by the cast of singers who are under the musical direction and moderation of Dr. Hans - Jgen Nagel and the vocal guidance of Andriana Fenech Yordanova at opera studio Atelier Liryque. The performers are Kimberly Grech (soprano), Francesca Farrugia (soprano), Charles Vincenti (tenor), Miguel Rosales (bass), Louis Andrew Cassar (bass) and Charlene Portelli(soprano). The cast of singers will be accompanied by Julia Miller on the piano.
The concert is being organized by Barocco Foundation. Tickets for Cosi` Fan Tutte are on sale from Barocco at 18 euro and 10 euro for students, either phoning +356 7968 0952 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available from Ceramica Shop at Villa Bologna. Tickets to this exclusive event are very limited; interested persons are kindly asked to book early to avoid disappointment.