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Cosi fan tutte at the Birmingham Hippodrome

by Midlands Entertainment

On Thursday, 9th June 2011, WinkBall reporters James and Izzy were at the Birmingham Hippodrome to see the Welsh National Opera perform Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and to speak to members of the audience both before and after the show. Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (Thus Do They All, or The School For Lovers) K. 588, is an opera buffa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Così fan tutte is one of the three Mozart operas for which Da Ponte wrote the libretto. The other two Da Ponte-Mozart collaborations were Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. The title, Così fan tutte, literally means "Thus do all [women]" but it is often rendered as "Women are like that". The words are sung by the three men in act 2, scene 13, just before the finale. Da Ponte had used the line "Così fan tutte le belle" earlier in Le nozze di Figaro (in act 1, scene 7). This all time classic slap-stick opera was widely received by the audience as a success. What do you think of modern versions of classic works such as Cosi fan tutte? Please record your views to this video wall and have your say.

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