Così fan tutte


Apr 12, 2023 7:30pm

Apr 14, 2023 7:30pm

Apr 16, 2023 2:30pm

Apr 18, 2023 7:30pm

Venue Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Duration 3hrs 20min

Come back to the mischief!

A quirky comedy about two men as naughty as Mozart himself… and the women who teach them a lesson.

The follies and foibles of young love are on full display in this timeless comedy of (bad) manners. Encouraged by a cynical old bachelor, a simple bet becomes hilariously complex when young lovers don disguises, aiming to trick their fiancées into infidelity. Will these “new suitors” be successful in their wooing? And if they are – who wins?

This gloriously passionate romp brims with some of the sweetest music Mozart ever wrote, as clumsy romancers get cozy with catastrophe.

Miraculous music didn’t prevent the 19th century from finding Così trivial and contrived. In the 20th, gradually the sense that this may be the most profound of Mozart’s Italian comedies gained the upper hand. There are certainly many deeply insightful moments throughout, including the pain of personal betrayal; the character development of soprano and tenor is as humanly real as anything in Mozart, and the conundrum of the finale, unresolved in either text or music, makes a cliched lieto fine (happy ending) unthinkable. Strauss loved Così more than anything in the world of music. Not hard to understand why.
– Timothy Vernon, Founding Artistic Director

Vannina Santoni as Fiordiligi, Gaelle Arquez as Dorabella, Florian Sempey as Guglielmo and Laurent Naori as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, 2022. Theatre des Champs Elysees. Photo by Vincent Pontet

2022 | 2023

Sung In
Italian with English Surtitles

Single Tickets on Sale August 2nd

Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Seat Map



Lauren Fagan

Hongni Wu

Owen McCausland

Don Alfonso
Phillip Addis

Cécile Muhire

Creative Team

Timothy Vernon

Stage Director
Laurent Pelly

Assistant Director
Christian Räth

Set Designer
Chantal Thomas

Costume Designer
Laurent Pelly

Associate Costume Designer
Jean-Jacques Delmotte

Lighting Designer
Joël Adam

Chorus Master | Associate Conductor
Giuseppe Pietraroia

WML Assistant Conductor
Naomi Woo

Stage Manager
Christopher Sibbald

Assistant Stage Manager
Katerina Sokyrko

Assistant Stage Manager
Becca Jorgensen