Events / Outings
MOZARTS COSI FAN TUTTE - 2nd November 2017
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:23
Marlowe Theatre Thursday 2nd November.
Matinee performance at 2.30pm
Following last year’s U3A visit to the opera at the Marlowe Theatre many members have asked for another visit. Later this year the celebrated Glyndebourne touring company are bringing Cosi Fan Tutte to the Marlowe. Directed by Nicholas Hytner this is one not to be missed.
A double dare results in lies and true love in Mozart’s dark comedy.
Would you place a bet on your partner’s faithfulness? And would you disguise yourself in order to test it? That’s exactly what Ferrando and Guglielmo do, and the surprising results are spelled out in the opera’s title: Così fan tutte (Women Are Like That). As the innocent trick veers off-course, boisterous hijinks ensue, souls are searched, and true love is born – at some cost.
Chock full of sublime Mozartean melodies and dazzling singing, Così fan tutte is the third and last of the brilliant operas Mozart wrote with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (alongside Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni). It has variously been described as ‘a glorious soap-bubble’, ‘a deep and unsettling masterpiece’, ‘a musical lark’, and ‘a profound and terrifying tragicomedy’. All of those qualities and more shine through in Glyndebourne’s gorgeous period production by Nicholas Hytner, former long-time director of the National Theatre.
Cost inclusive of top stalls seat, coach, and driver’s gratuity - £56
Reserve your place now as seats are limited
Payment due with booking either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account