Così fan tutte

Hackney Empire , Hackney Thursday March 7 2013 19:30

English Touring Opera presents Mozart’s romantic comedy about a pair of male friends who are challenged to test their finacées fidelity. Consequently, they return in disguise and attempt to woo each other's betrothed. Featuring Da Ponte’s most challenging script and some of Mozart's most exquisite music, 'Così' is a comedy of innocence and experience, funny and unnerving, touching and satirical.

Paul Higgins directs his new, period production, which is sung by a remarkable cast, including Laura Mitchell (Fiordiligi), Kitty Whately (Dorabella), Paula Sides (Despina), with tenor Anthony Gregory as the passionate Ferrando and Richard Mosley-Evans as Don Alfonso, the man pulling the strings. James Burton conducts a 25-piece orchestra.

(Sung in English. Running time: two hours and 50 minutes.)

Venue name: Hackney Empire
Address: 291 Mare St
E8 1EJ
Transport: Rail: Hackney Central Overground
Price: £10-£32.50 (premium package £49.50)