Love is not for beginners

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Two couples, a bogus call to military service, and a devious puppetmaster are the basic ingredients of this light-hearted drama. Ferrando and Guglielmo are actually in love with their fiancées Fiordiligi and Dorabella, but leave them behind to go off to war. When the men seemingly die in battle, the women are left to grieve, each finding their way back to life in very different manners. Or was it all just an elaborate ploy by the men?
1. ACT

While talking among men, Ferrando and Guglielmo get into an argument with their friend Alfonso. While Alfonso, based on his own experiences, no longer believes that women can be faithful, the young men see things rather di_ erently: they are utterly convinced that their _ ancées Fiordiligi and Dorabella are fully committed to them. Alfonso proposes a bet, which Ferrando and Guglielmo agree to in the heat of the moment: Alfonso wants to prove to them that Fiordiligi and Dorabella are just as unfaithful as all the other women.
Dramma giocoso in two acts [1790]
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
In the repertoire since 11 March 2023
A co-production with the Zurich Opera House
Recommended from grade 9
3 hr 23 min incl. intermission
Musikalische Leitung
Erina Yashima/Gabor Kali
Inszenierung / Bühnenbild und Kostüme
Tatyana Dolmatovskaya
Beate Breidenbach/Maximilian Hagemeyer
Don Alfonso
Amer El-Erwadi
Goran Jurenec
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