…..and he once again proved his intuitive flair for Mozart’s music.
www.theaterkrant.nl (Oswin Schneeweisz)

 

He gave the singers space, and let the performance soar.
**** Leeuwarder Courant (Rudolf Nammensma)

 

Compliment for conductor Arnaud Oosterbaan who led Het orkest van het Oosten in a smooth performance full of dramatic flexibility and with great attention to detail.
www.opusklassiek.nl (Paul Korenhof)

Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE

ROBECO SUMMERNIGHT’S, Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Remember what it was like to be a teenager in love? How it seemed like it could never possibly end? How you and your “steady” were so right together that you couldn’t even imagine being apart?

 

Now think back to what it was like when the object of that love, your perfect soulmate, threw you over for someone else. Painful, right? Almost too painful to bear — or at least that’s how it seemed at the time.

 

A new production from the Dutch Touring Opera with an international cast and crew.

WEDNESDAY, 31th AUGUST 2016

Première: Royal Theater Carré (Amsterdam) – February 12th
From February 9th until March 18th in Dutch theaters.
www.reisopera.nl

Introduction

Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti; The School for Lovers, is an Italian-language opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first performed on 26 January 1790, at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria.

 

The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, who also wrote Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.

a few photos of the rehearsal

Synopsis

The Bay of Naples. Sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella are engaged to Guglielmo and Ferrando. The men trust their fiancées’ faithfulness implicitly but Don Alfonso thinks otherwise and plans to prove it. A wager is made. Don Alfonso tells the sisters that their sweethearts are to be sent away with their regiment. A tearful farewell follows.

 

Soon afterwards, Don Alfonso introduces the men – disguised as ‘Albanians’ – to the sisters. Having been rejected, the men take ‘poison’ and fall to the ground. Despina, the sisters’ maid, in on the deception, brings them back to life with a giant magnet, but the women still don’t succumb. Despina suggests a little light flirting to the women. Each sister eventually falls for the other’s fiancé. The men are furious.

 

Don Alfonso tells them he knew this would happen – women are like that. At the betrothal party, news arrives that Ferrando and Guglielmo are on their way back. The ‘Albanians’ disappear, returning out of disguise. The truth is revealed. The sisters are forgiven. Don Alfonso collects his winnings .

Team and Cast

Conductor      
Director     
Designer      
Lighting      
Costume designer  

 

Fiordiligi      
Dorabella     
Despina       
Ferrando       
Guglielmo       
Don Alfonso

 

het Orkest van het Oosten

Arnaud Oosterbaan
Xander Straat
Marc Warning
Uri Rapperport
Elena Werner

 

Shantelle Przybylo
Anna Traub
Nina Lejderman
Yaroslav Abaimov
Nicholas Crawley
Robert Davies