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    Così fan tutte

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Così fan tutte, a lavish lesson in love revisited by Emmanuelle Haïm and Laurent Pelly.

    Così fan tutte
    Così fan tutte © Vincent Pontet
    Così fan tutte
    Così fan tutte © Vincent Pontet
    Così fan tutte
    Così fan tutte © Vincent Pontet

    Emmanuelle Haïm | direction
    Laurent Pelly | staging and costumes
    Chantal Thomas | scenography
    Joël Adam | lights
    Jean-Jacques Delmotte | costume collaboration 

    Vannina Santoni | Fiordiligi
    Gaëlle Arquez | Dorabella
    Cyrille Dubois | Ferrando
    Florian Sempey | Guglielmo
    Laurène Paternò | Despina
    Laurent Naouri | Don Alfonso

    Le Concert d'Astrée
    Chœur Unikanti | direction Gaël Darchen

    Sung in Italian, with French and English subtitles

    Of all Mozart's operas, Così fan tutte is certainly the one in which eroticism emerges most clearly. What has to do with the lesson in love is embodied here in a soundtrack of infinite delicacy. The combinatorial effect of the libretto revels in the permutations that arise from the situations (the three men, the three women, the three couples...) and offers Mozart an incredible variety of situations and vocal ensembles (from duet to sextet). The music follows the breathless rhythm of the libretto and all the psychological registers through which the protagonists pass, from sensual confusion to the most assertive assurance.

    For this new production, we find the director Laurent Pelly (who delighted us three seasons ago with a Barber of great refinement) and the conductor Emmanuelle Haïm, who needs no introduction here as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has been her home in Paris for a long time. Both have known each other since a certain Giulio Cesare at the Paris Opera and share this taste for theatricality, of which Così is one of the finest examples. For the occasion, we shall find a dream team of singers. Let us see: honours to the ladies with the duo Vannina Santoni (blonde Fiordiligi) and Gaëlle Arquez (brunette Dorabella), alternately courted by Cyrille Dubois' Ferrando and Florian Sempey's Guglielmo. Laurent Naouri will play the reconciling figure of Alfonso with the panache we know him for.

    COPRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | théâtre de Caen | Tokyo Nikikai Opera Fondation | Pacific Opera Victoria
    En partenariat avec
    France Musique broadcasts this opera 

    Avec le soutien de Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mécène principale des opéras mis en scène au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

    Petite histoire de Così fan tutte avenue Montaigne

    Così fan tutte fait son apparition au Théâtre au printemps 1924. Et depuis, on ne s'en lasse pas.

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