On Thursday 7 July 2016, the Lichfield Festival will break new ground and enter the world of live streaming for the first time.Our unique production of Cosi Fan Tutte brings together a stellar cast from the best opera companies and houses in the UK and abroad, for a one-night-only performance.
Mozart – CosÌ fan tutteA Lichfield Festival Opera ProductionCast to include:Kate ValentineRobert MurrayLeigh WoolfDamian ThantreyJonathan GunthorpeAnna DennisA wicked wager seals their fate…In cynical Don Alfonso’ eyes, love is capricious and all women fickle. Rising to his bait, Ferrando and Guglielmo insist their fiancées’ reputations are beyond reproach; “Shall we test them?” asks Alfonso, wagering the women’s fidelity won’t last a day. So, the men ‘go to war’, returning incognito to seduce the other’s beloved. Thus, Alfonso sparks a cruel game of love and chance… CosÌ fan tutte is an operatic classic. The sublime music is light, witty, bittersweet and profound. In this one-off production (in English), Don Alfonso takes centre stage in a new narration by Joe Sheridan, with a fresh transcript for piano duet by Anthony Kraus and an all-star cast.