Opéra de Paris

Così fan tutte

In Cinemas 31 Mar & 1, 2 & 5 Apr 2017
Philippe Jordan
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Jacquelyn Wagner (Fiordiligi), Michèle Losier (Dorabella), Frédéric Antoun (Ferrando), Philippe Sly (Guglielmo), Paulo Szot (Don Alfonson), Ginger Costa-Jackson (Despina), accompanied by dancers of the Compagnie Rosas
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Jan Versweyveld
3h38 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris 16 Feb 2017
Official Event Listing
  • Striking! The Cosí of Keersmaeker is a whirl of colours, skilfully mixing movement and harmony in a gesture as choreographic as it is musical.
    Suzanne Lay, BACHTRACK
    Keersmaeker's performance has been brought to life under the spell of absolute success, a perfectly original and virtuoso proposal, both stylized and incredibly human.
    Ariane Bavelier/Christian Merlin, LE FIGARO

New Production! "For the moment you love this man. Later you’ll love another; one’s as good as another since all are worthless."  - Despina, Act I, Scene 9

In Mozart and Da Ponte's scientific investigation of love, a cynical old philosopher prompts two young idealists to put their lovers’ delity 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…Each note of Cosi fan tutte's extraordinary score 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 will depict the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible. 

Screening at all locations, excl. State & Riverside. 


Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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