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Così fan tutte
Opera

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Estates Theatre
English surtitles

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  • April 2023
  • May 2023
    April 2023

    Thursday 6. 4.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    English surtitles

    Wednesday 12. 4.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    English surtitles

    Sunday 23. 4.
    17:00

    Tickets available

    English surtitles
    May 2023

    Saturday 6. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    English surtitles

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    3 hours 10 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Italian, surtitles in Czech, English

    Premiere

    January 8, 2022

    Set to a seemingly trivial story, Mozart created one of his most refined works, boasting wonderful melodies and colourful orchestration, as well as splendid characterisation of the personages and situations.

    Cast

    • 2022-2023

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Tatjana Gürbaca
    Sets and costumes
    Ingrid Erb
    Lighting design
    Stefan Bolliger
    Chorus master
    Lukáš Kozubík
    Dramaturgy
    Beno Blachut

    About

    National Theatre Chorus  
    National Theatre Orchestra
    National Theatre Opera Ballet

    Mozart’s Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (All Women Do It, or The School for Lovers) is the last of the three operas that were the fruit of the composer’s collaboration with the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Following Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, the two artists opted for a more intimate story, focusing on the relationships between its four protagonists, two engaged couples. Da Ponte drew inspiration for the timeless and bitter comedy about female (and, ultimately, male too) fidelity in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Ariosto’s Orlando furioso and Cimarosa’s buffa L’impresario in angustie. Set to a seemingly trivial story, Mozart created one of his most refined works, boasting wonderful melodies and colourful orchestration, as well as splendid characterisation of the personages and situations. Così fan tutte premiered on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, with the composer conducting. The new opera came to Prague the following year, and the local audiences could see two productions – the first, as a singspiel and in German translation, was performed at the Vaterländisches Theater (in the former “Hibernia” monastery), the second, in its original form, at the Nostitz Theatre.

    The adaptation of Così fan tutte is by Tatjana Gürbaca, an award-winning German director working for major European opera companies. The music has been undertaken by the German conductor Karsten Januschke, who first appeared at the Estates Theatre in 2021 at the Mozart’s Birthday concert, and also conducted the production of Don Giovanni.

    Suitable for audience from 12 years.

    A co-production with the Nationaltheater Mannheim.

    Passages from Heiner Müller‘s play Quartett are used in the production.

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    Così fan tutte Programme

    A booklet for the opera production of Così fan tutte

    70 Kč

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 December at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of May 2023.


    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

    Menu (PDF, 70 kB)