Cosi fan Tutte: Ryedale Festival Opera
Saturday 16th February 2019, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Ryedale Festival Opera returns to the Chiltern Arts Festival with its brand-new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte in a new English translation by John Warrack featuring another sparkling cast of young professional singers and players.
The opera’s full title, Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti, loosely translates to ‘They (women) are all like that, or The School for Lovers’. Telling the story of twoyoung men who decide to test the loyalty of their fiancées by disguising themselves and attempting to seduce one another’s lovers, this comedy of love and fidelity featuressome of Mozart’s most stunning music and this brand new production, set ingeniously on a 1950s film set, won’t fail to dazzle audiences.
Nina Brazier – Director
Laura Jane Stanfield – Designer
Ben Pickersgill – Lighting Designer
Monica Nicolaides – Associate Director
Clare Tunney – Fiordiligi
Felicity Turner – Dorabella
Michael Vickers – Guglielmo
Kieran Carrel – Ferrando
Jessica Cale – Despina
Bertie Watson – Don Alfonso