Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Maquette des décors
Maquette des décors - DR
Laurent Pelly
Laurent Pelly © Carole Parodi
Emmanuelle Haïm
Emmanuelle Haïm © Marianne Rosensthiel


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
Anna Aglatova | Despina
Cyrille Dubois | Ferrando
Florian Sempey | Guglielmo
Laurent Naouri | Don Alfonso

Le Concert d'Astrée
Chœur Unikanti | direction Gaël Darchen

Sung in Italian, with French and English subtitles

To read

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 Alcina 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, helped by Anna Aglatova's facetious Despina, who charmed us so much as Suzanne in James Gray's The Marriage of Figaro.

COPRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | théâtre de Caen | Tokyo Nikikai Opera Fondation | Pacific Opera Victoria
En partenariat avec france.tv

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

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