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Current Tour Dates

2019

Così fan tutte

Set in the period of the British Raj in India and supposedly based on a true story, this comic tale of deception, doubt, devotion and the twists and turns of romantic love...

Current Tour Dates

For our 2019 production SCO is setting Mozart’s Così fan tutte  in the period of the British Raj in India. Supposedly based on a true story, this comic tale of deception, doubt, devotion and the twists and turns of romantic love, sees how a cynical old man (Don Alfonso) leads two naïve officers into a scandalous wager, in order to prove that it is against a woman’s nature to be faithful – ‘Così fan tutte’ – ‘all women are alike’. As the story unfolds we see just how well he succeeds; at first the women are not willing, but later….well you must wait and see!

The opera contains some of Mozart’s most sublime music including the famous trio “Soave il vento”. Sung in English and accompanied by chamber orchestra, with set and classical costumes designed by Gabriella Ingram it will be performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country. Thanks to funding from ACW  we are also teaming up with fine local choirs to supplement our core of professional choristers. Our thanks go to them for undertaking the project so enthusiastically and professionally.

Touring to 11 theatres in Wales and England, audiences can discover more about the importance of design in staging an opera with our free pre-performance talks when Brendan Wheatley, Swansea City Opera’s Artistic Director, talks about the Mozart’s life and music and the challenges of creating a new production for the stage (please contact theatre for time).

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