Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 19 February 2017
3h40 with 1 interval
Language : Italian
In few words:
"For the moment you love this man. Later you’ll love another; one’s as good as another since all are worthless."
despina, Acte I, scène 9
Prompted by Don Alfonso, a cynical old philosopher, two young idealists decide to put their lovers’ fidelity to the test. But love will teach them a bitter lesson: those who believe themselves phoenixes and goddesses will discover the desires of the flesh… In 1790, one year after the French Revolution, in what would be their final collaboration, Mozart and Da Ponte conduct a scientific investigation of love.The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth, or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible
Ce spectacle fera l’objet d’une captation audiovisuelle
Une co-production Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis, Idéale Audience et Mezzo avec le soutien du CNC, réalisée par Louise Narboni.
Diffusion en direct au cinéma le 16 février, diffusion sur Mezzo ultérieurement.
Diffusion sur France Musique ultérieurement.