The opera returns to the festival: Così fan tutte, one of Mozart´s comic operas became famous since its debut in 1790. Its staging is a joint project carried out with the Italian Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi. Talents from both countries work together to bring to life this funny story that narrates the entanglements between two couples.
Così fan tutte, a humorous drama in two acts, is the third and last of the so called three Italian operas written by the composer of Salzburg, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, after The Marriage of Figaro (1786) and Don Giovanni (1787). Its premier presentation was held at the Burgtheater in Viena on January 26, 1790, towards the end of the Austrian composer’s golden decade, and just before his death. Particular emphasis is placed on how the writer plays with a refined language and the intriguing and perceptive story involving a dangerous bet, where feelings are put to the test and human fragility is revealed.
The artists are internationally acclaimed for their original interpretations of Mozart’s repertoire. The players are, baritone Roberto De Candia, (Don Alfonso), soprano Barbara Bargnesi (Fiordiligi), mezzosoprano Elena Belfiore (Dorabella), soprano Julieth Lozano (Despina), tenor Daniele Zanfardino (Ferrando), and baritone Gabriele Nani (Guglielmo). In addition to having performed in some of the most important stages in the world, such as Milan’s Scala, the Opera of Rome and the Opera theater in Paris, they have also received multiples recognitions.
The orchestra and the conductor
The Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra – Filarmed – is a prestigious, 35 year old symphonic orchestra, performing more than 100 concerts each year. For Così fan tutte, the conductor will be Dutch-Australian Maestro Benjamin Bayl, associate Conductor of the Hanover Band, and co-founder and conductor of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra.