Così fan tutte
Production: Roberto de Simone
Stage design: Mauro Carosi
Costumes: Odette Nicoletti
In Così fan tutte, the third of their collaborations, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte were less concerned with noble ideals and using the stage for teaching morals in the style of Schiller than with analysis of the constancy or inconstancy of human emotions. The basic pessimistic belief hidden beneath the surface - that one should not trust intense emotions and excessive amourousness too much - reveals that the piece is a child of the Enlightenment. On the other hand, it is precisely this multilayered element that raises the opera clearly above the countless lesser quality romantic comedies of the day and gives it - to this day - its modernness. (Source: Vienna State Opera)
Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Advance ticket sales start two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
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Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.