Opera

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sung in Italian with German surtitles
Opera buffa in two acts | Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte | World premiere: 1790 in Vienna

Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
It all begins with a silly men’s wager to test the universal questions of love and fidelity, and – sooner than expected –two ladies find themselves in the flames of forbidden love. However, the ones who concocted the elaborate plan also quickly land up in the centre of the quandary they so masterfully created. The gentlemen’s conceit and the girls’ naivety rapidly escalate into full-blown deception and self-delusion, as they begin to play a dangerous game of double-crossing, every victorious conquest simultaneously leading to catastrophe. Overflowing feelings of love and guilt wreak havoc on the couples’ emotions even up to the end, and the question ultimately remains unanswered: once through the tricky maze of passion, convention and conscience, does one truly feel in harmony with one’s partner?

Mozart and Da Ponte’s psychological and musical masterpiece is an attempt to understand love and passion, without making any profound moral judgements; a true “school of life”, in which its graduates emerge a little more mature at the end. At the same time it also offers its viewers an interesting lesson: Opera not only has the ability to touch and affect the heart; while doing so, it can be deadly serious and extremely amusing all at once!

Unusual Perspectives
For this production, we are offering the chance to experience the stage action from a completely different angle: on stage! A special rostrum in the back area of the stage will allow you to get really close to the action, while experiencing a completely different view of the set, with the beautiful hall in the background. On-stage seating may be booked online as usual, by simply selecting your preferred seating in the "Zu den Bühnenplätzen" section.

Cast

Conductor Konrad Junghänel
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Designer Matthias Schaller
Costume Designer Antje Sternberg
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai
Fiordiligi Cristina Pasaroiu
Heather Engebretson
Dorabella Silvia Hauer
Ferrando Ioan Hotea
Guglielmo Alexander Knight, Christopher Bolduc
Despina Stella An
Don Alfonso Thomas de Vries
Chor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:50
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:50
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:50
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:50
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:50
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 23:00
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 23:00