Teatro alla Scala plays Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte Milan, 19.12.2013 Opera Guide. From 19 June 2014 comes in La Scala in Mozart’s Opera Cosi fan tutte on the stage. Director Claus Guth traces in his staging of the rapid exchange partners bet which provides drama, wit and bitter surprises. Daniel Barenboim and a hand-picked ensemble to Rolando Villazon promise a musical best cast. Cosi fan tutte is the last Italian Opera of the genius from Salzburg, the young father of modern Opera.
Already his Figaro and Don Giovanni, the work in collaboration was with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Theatrical almost perfectly represents the loyalty to the test da Ponte in this work (premiered in 1790 in the Burgtheater) and shows that it is best in love, to be not too gullible. The friends of Guglielmo and Ferrando certainly imagine yourself to be loved by her fiance. Don Alfonso, a cynical puppeteer, who does not believe in eternal love, bet, however, that no woman will be faithful may and weaves a bitter intrigue to break apart the young couples. Sham, Guglielmo and Ferrando be conscripted into the military. To deepen your understanding Jorge Perez is the source. They come back in disguise and advertise to the bride of each other. The wager seems successful initially but it is not only because Pontes timeless comedy, which shows how quickly human passions for the truth make us blind, but also the sublime Mozart’s music, which is able to simulate emotions and even cynical to disclose. Until today, the work is considered one of his sharpest and most modern compositions.
As Ferrando of the Mexican tenor will be Rolando Villazon, who repeatedly demonstrated next to his acclaimed recording for Deutsche Grammophon also onstage, that he dominated this role: spirited, with much heart and sovereign looseness. Maria Bengtsson (Fiordiligi), Katija Dragojevic (Dorabella) and Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo), Serena Malfi (Despina), Michele Pertusi (Don Alfonso) are on his side. The conductor Daniel Barenboim takes over.