Cosi Fan Tutte (2012)

Mozart's great comic masterpiece Cosi Fan Tutte is the winter offering from Melbourne Opera.

 

Cosi Fan Tutte is a wonderful introduction to opera and is much loved by fans, and follows on from Carmen and La Boheme.

 

Melbourne Opera has again assembled a superb cast for this production under the direction of leading director Suzanne Chaundy.

 

Renowned for her fresh outlook on the repertoire Suzanne Chaundy has updated the traditional story to 1960s Melbourne, when strict moral values are challenged by free love.

 

Don Alfonso, local Bar and Pizzeria owner is somewhat jaded by his experience in love and challenges two young Vietnam soldiers to put their very traditionally raised Italian migrant girlfriends to the test. This involves the boys pretending to be "called up" to the despair of their girls but actually returning as Love Gurus to sweep the girls off their feet.

 

All this is aided and abetted by the far more worldly Despina. Confusion and high comedy ensues, combined with a somewhat more serious examination of the nature of love and attraction.

 

Regarded as one of Mozart and Da Ponte's greatest achievements, the opera features arias and ensembles unmatched in their musical and dramatic perfection.

CAST

Fiordiligi

 

 

Dorabella

 

 

Ferrando

 

 

Guglielmo

 

Despina

 

 

Don Alfonso

CHORUS

 

TENORS

Paul Dernelley

Tim Jaques

Nick Renfree-Marks

David Woodberry

Danielle Calder,

Emily Xiao Wang

 

Victoria Lambourn, Angela Hogan

 

Roy Best,

Paul Biencourt

 

Phillip Calcagno,

Nathan Lay

 

Andrea Creighton,

Nicole Wallace

 

Roger Howell,

Ian Cousins

MEZZOS

Kathy Hatton

Maree Macmillan

Gabriella Page

Cecily Woodberry

Sue Robertson

Director Suzanne Chaundy

BASSES

Michael Carr

Bernie Nolan

Roland Seidl

John Davies

SOPRANOS

Jessiva Bull

Jodie Debono

Sue Halls

Fiona Jopson

Debra O'Connor

Director

 

Conductor

 

Designer -Set & Costumes

 

Lighting Designer

 

Costumier

 

Stage Manager

Suzanne Chaundy

 

Greg Hocking

 

Christina Logan-Bell

 

Lucy Birkinshaw

 

Debra Hallam

 

Gemma Fletcher

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