After its debut at the Festival of 2Worlds in 2015 and the success obtained at the Teatro Coccia in Novara last December," Cosi fan tutte "resumes its tour on March 3rd at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna and on March 10th at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza. It is directed by Giorgio Ferrara, conducted by Carla Delfrate, with sets and costumes by Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo.
COSĖ FAN TUTTE
THE TOUR CONTINUES
IN RAVENNA AND PIACENZA
After its successful debut at the Festival of 2Worlds in 2015 and the success obtained at the Teatro Coccia in Novara last December, "COSÌ FAN TUTTE or La scola degli amanti" resumes its tour on March 3rd at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna and on March 10th at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza.
"COSÌ FAN TUTTE or La scola degli amanti", the third and last of the three works written by the composer from Salzburg upon libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, after Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, is again directed by Giorgio Ferrara; the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra is conducted by Carla Delfrate, as in the theater of Novara. The sets and costumes are by Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo while the Choir from theTeatro Municipale of Piacenza is directed by Corrado Casati.
The cast of singers includes the soprano Arianna Vendittelli in the role of Fiordiligi and the mezzo-soprano Lucia Cirillo in that of Dorabella, accompanied by the baritone Thomas Tatzl in the role of Guglielmo, by the tenors Alessandro Scotto di Luzio (on stage in Ravenna) and Giorgio Misseri (on stage in Piacenza) in the role of Ferrando, by the soprano/mezzo-soprano Lavinia Bini in the role of Despina, and the role of Don Alfonso sung by the bass Carlo Lepore (on stage in Ravenna) and Simone Del Savio (on stage in Piacenza).
The first performance took place in Vienna at the Burgtheater on January 26, 1790. "Così fan tutte", an amazingly complex work on the meaning of love, winds through sixteen scenes in the first act and eighteen scenes in the second, revolving around a bet on the faithfulness of women, masterfully told by Lorenzo Da Ponte’s verses and extraordinarily set to music by Mozart’s genius.