Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) – Act 1 Scene & Finale
Bored in lockdown, Don Alfonso has been amusing himself by laying a wager with Guglielmo and Ferrando; that he can prove in one day that their fiancées, like all women, are fickle.
We join them in the second scene of the opera: Alfonso has already convinced Fiordiligi and Dorabella that the men will not be coming – they have, sadly, been forced to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel with poor wifi. Now he presents them to Despina, both so artfully disguised that no-one would ever know it was them…
As a fitting finale to #OperaInLockdown, we present a selection of operatic drinking songs taken from Martha (Flowtow), Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), La Périchole (Offenbach), Die Fledermaus (Strauss) and La Traviata (Verdi).
Freya Holliman Hannah Ambrose Carolina Caballero Emily Noon Deborah Holborn Alex Akhurst Matthew Secombe Carl Rosenthal Mikhail Smigelski
Anna Vienna Ho Catherine Bench Carolina Caballero Hebe Hamilton Nicole Boardman Emily Noon Angharad Davies Matthew Secombe Phil Wilcox Dafydd Allen Piano
First released Friday 16 April 2021, 8pm