05 and 06 Oct 2012, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
On 5 and 6 October 2012, at the Hanoi Opera House, the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet will perform one of Mozart’s best loved operas – one of the “big three”, namely COSI Fan TUTTE the libretto of which was written by Lorenzo da Ponte (The other two operas, also with texts by Da Ponte, are of course The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni).
Cosi fan Tutte is an opera which was “ahead of its time” – a classical opera written in 1790 but with a theme that is utterly contemporary and completely relevant to modern audiences. This is the story of relationships, love and sex, and being faithful and loyal to one’s partners. It shows women trying to be faithful but eventually giving in in the face of temptation by the very partners they say they ought to be faithful to! Should people follow their heads or their hearts, or even simply their passions and feelings? This is a truly contemporary story we see on TV screens and in cinemas every week!
The story shows partners being swopped – unknowingly on the part of the women, but very much intended by the men! The ending is unclear, do the lovers return to their original partners, stay with the new ones or indeed do the four of them live together happily ever after? The audience is left to decide…
The opera was performed several times in forward-looking Vienna but after Mozart’s and the Emperor’s deaths began to be considered quite shocking and so was hardly ever performed anywhere throughout the 19 century.
Although the VNOB has performed this opera before, this production is a new, shortened version directed and conducted by Graham Sutcliffe.
The opera will be performed entirely by members of the VNOB – in Italian – with Vietnamese and English subtitles. There are six roles of which the two soprano roles, Fiordilgi and Dorabella will be sung by Pham Ha Thang Long and Huong Diep/Phuong Dung. Gugliemo and Ferrando, the two male roles are sung by Phan Duc and Thanh Binh, and Kieu Tham and Anh Vu. Don Alfonso will be sung by baritone, Manh Dung, and Despina by Vanh Khuyen.
Ticket prices: 200.000, 300.000, 400.000, 500.000 VND. All Tickets available at Hanoi Opera House – 1 Trang Tien or can book over www.ticketvn.com, [email protected]
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Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội Tel: 84.04.(39330113/4 – 39330131/2) website