Mozart: Così fan tutte ****
Garsington Opera, 5th June 2015
Weddings bring out the cynic in me. They also bring out the cynic in Don Alfonso and it’s at a wedding breakfast that John Fulljames sets his production of Così fan tutte, which opens Garsington Opera’s new season. There is almost an unwritten rule that “anything goes” at wedding receptions: flirting, teasing, best men hooking up with bridesmaids. Could there be a more natural setting for Don Alfonso to expound his thesis that all women – given the opportunity – will be unfaithful? It makes for an even bitterly more painful Così than usual.
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