Così fan tutte

Release date
Palais Garnier
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Musical direction
Philippe Jordan
Stage direction
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
With the dancers from the Rosas ballet company

Così fan tutte
Photo credit
Anne Van Aerschot

Main informations

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.

Poster Così fan tutte
Artistic team

Opera buffa in two acts (1790)

Music / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto / Lorenzo Da Ponte

Conductor / Philippe Jordan
Director and choreography / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Sets designs and lighting / Jan Versweyveld
Costumes designs / An D’Huys
Dramaturgy / Jan Vandenhouwe
Chorus master / Alessandro Di Stefano

Presented by Alain Duault
Directed by Louise Narboni


Fiordiligi / Jacquelyn Wagner
Dorabella / Michèle Losier
Ferrando / Frédéric Antoun
Guglielmo / Philippe Sly
Don Alfonso / Paulo Szot
Despina / Ginger Costa‑Jackson


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