Dutch National Opera presents
This performance is given only for young people aged between 16 and 35
Operaflirt XL: Così fan tutte
Dutch National Opera is presenting Operaflirt XL: Così fan tutte. The general rehearsal of Così fan tutte on 1 October 2019 is reserved exclusively for those aged 35 and under.
An age check will be carried out at the entrance.
Così fan tutte tells the story of four young lovers, set in the tumult of a holiday resort. As the plot unfolds, twists reminiscent of reality soaps like Temptation Island arise, with some harsh lessons for the lovers.
Plot Così fan tutte
Two young couples are on the cusp of adulthood but still inexperienced in the ways of the world and unsure of the boundaries between what is real and what is fantasy. Enter the hardened cynic Alfonso, who tempts Guglielmo and Ferrando into a wager over the fidelity of their respective sweethearts, Fiordiligi and Dorabella.
The depths of love
The libretto is by Lorenzo da Ponte (1749-1838), with whom Mozart also collaborated successfully on Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Così fan tutti is the only one not based on an existing work, though Da Ponte borrowed inspiration from diverse sources. With its declarative title ‘Women are like that’, this ‘reality soap’ opera nevertheless also casts a critical eye at the conduct of its male characters, and seduces with witty banter and amusing ironies while plumbing the depths of romantic love. This production of Così fan tutte premièred in 2006 as the first instalment of a Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito.
More information: Cosí fan tutte