This Cosi fan tutte concludes the Salzburg Festival’s current Mozart / DaPonte cycle staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf, the festival’s head of artistic planning.
Said and done the audience roared its enjoyment of the performance, reserving even greater enthusiasm to greet stage director Christophe HonorÈ with applauding boos and whistles that bespoke enormous pleasure, complicity and befuddlement.
This Cosi fan tutte completes the Montpellier Mozart/da Ponte trilogy staged by French metteur en scËne and esthËte Jean-Paul Scarpitta. Primarily studies in elegance and refinement these mises en scËnes have provoked all that that is most precious and perfect in Mozart’s scores.
Tucked away somewhere in the San Francisco Opera warehouse was an old John Cox production of CosÏ fan tutte from Monte Carlo. Well, not that old by current standards at San Francisco Opera.
Everyone loves Mozart. The Royal Opera House’s 2010-2011 season began with CosÏ fan tutte, and simultaneous live international broadcast.