All the fun of the fair with Così fan tutte!
Summer is finally here as English National Opera's new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte transports you to 1950's Coney Island for an unforgettable holiday filled with romance, intrigue and all the fun of the fair.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
The plot centres around two sisters, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, who are enjoying a holiday in Coney Island with their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo. The two couples are taking in the sights and sounds of the boardwalk where the sideshow performers keep them entertained. However, the fairground is a place where anything can happen - and its manipulative master, Don Alfonso, has a game to play with the lovers.
Giant teacups, carousels, bearded ladies and sword swallowers - Così fan tutte has it all. And all of this set against the backdrop of some of Mozart's most beautiful music. Follow the twists and turns of Mozart's classic comedy in this stunning new staging at the London Coliseum. Directed by Phelim McDermott of Improbable Theatre Company, Così fan tutte has proved a hit with both audiences and reviewers, being described by the Evening Standard as 'full of thrills and spills' and as 'a glorious night out'.
Award-winning Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the excellent cast led by the exceptional Kate Valentine and internationally renowned mezzo Christine Rice as the duped sisters. Outstanding baritone Roderick Williams plays the cynical Don Alfonso, who sets the opera's playful deception in motion.
Never been to the opera before, thought it wasn't for you or just never quite got around to it? Cosi fan tutte is just the ticket! English National Opera are renowned for their highly theatrical, creative productions and this show is no exception. So for the perfect treat this summer, surround yourself in the spectacular setting of London's largest theatre and soak up the atmosphere as this rollercoaster of a production unfolds.
Visit ENO's website to book tickets - but don't wait too long as the production must end 6 July.
Book here - http://www.eno.org/cosi
ENO's Così fan tutte runs at the London Coliseum. Tickets available from £12.
Keep up to date with all the lastest news, views and behind the scenes content by joining ENO on Facebook.
'At times I thought he was me'film
Review: One Direction, Fourmusic
Review: The World of Ice and Firebooks
Film More romcom than S&M
Review: The Imitation Gamefilm
Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
TVNetflix gets cryptic
TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Christmas 2014: The three most intriguing celebrity panto appearances
Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars
Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
Beyonce '7/11' music video: Star bounces on bed and films daughter Blue Ivy in lo-fi homage to viral video
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track