Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Così fan tutte

Intelligent, sensitive production, a memorable and very enjoyable evening’s entertainment    Irish Times

Excellent, simply exqusite   Irish Examiner


In Mozart's tale of temptation and seduction, two young men boast of their lovers’ perfections. Worldly-wise Don Alfonso warns that all women are, by nature, fickle, and strikes a wager that these constant fiancées can be easily seduced. Convinced that they are right, the youths decide prove their true loves’ fidelity by donning disguises and tempting them themselves. Charming, witty and provocative, Così fan tutte is filled with beguiling arias and iconic ensembles, and explores the vagaries and vacillations of young love.

Wily and manipulative, Don Alfonso intends to win the bet, enlisting the help of Despina the sisters’ maid, to soften the young girls’ resolve. Filled with a winking irreverence, by the time this vivacious, intriguing opera ends, Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte, have spared no one.

Toured Nationwide

Nov 24, 2012 Dublin Gleeson Theatre
Nov 27, 2012 Sligo Hawk’s Well Theatre
Nov 29, 2012 Tralee Siamsa Tire
Dec 1, 2012 Cork The Everyman
Dec 4, 2012 Bray Mermaid Arts Centre
Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2, 2013 Dublin Beckett Theatre
Feb 5, 2103 Limerick UCH
Feb 7, 2013 Waterford Theatre Royal
Feb 9, 2013 Letterkenny An Grianan
Feb 12, 2013 Dublin Draoicht
Feb 14, 2013 Galway Town Hall Theatre
Feb 16, 2013 Kilkenny Watergate Theatre
Feb 19, 2013 Tallaght Civic Theatre
Feb 21, 2013 Dun Laoghaire Pavilion Theatre
Feb 23, 2013 Navan Solstice Arts Centre

"Intelligent, sensitive production. A memorable and very enjoyable evening’s entertainment"
Irish times
"Excellent… simply exquisite"
Irish Examiner
"Thoroughly entertaining but also strongly thought-provoking staging, and shouldn’t be missed"
Opera Britannia

Production Information


Fiordiligi Mairead Buicke
Dorabella Martha Bredin
Don Alfonso Simon Wilding
Despina Collette Delahunt
Ferrando Sune Hjerrild
Guglielmo Owen Gilhooly

Creative Team

Director Orpha Phelan
Conductor Andrew Griffiths
Design Madeleine Boyd
Lighting Design Aedín Cosgrove

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