• Description

    Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test. But love will teach them a bitter lesson: those who believe themselves phoenixes and goddesses will discover the desires of the flesh…

    In 1790, one year after the French Revolution, in what would be their final collaboration, Mozart and Da Ponte conduct a scientific investigation of love.

    The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth, or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. 

    This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible

    With the Paris Opera Orchestra and Choruses

    A Paris Opera, Telmondis and Mezzo co-production
    Associate producer Idéale Audience
    With the support of the Orange Foundation, sponsor of the audiovisual broadcastings at the Paris Opera and the help of the CNC (National Centre for Cinema and the Animated Image)

    Director: Louise Narboni
    © Opéra national de Paris - Telmondis - Mezzo - 2017

    Visuel : © Agathe Poupeney / OnP




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Performance at the Palais Garnier, from 10 June to 09 July 2024