• May - June 2023
  • Wexford, Limerick, Dublin, Galway, Cork

Così Fan Tutte

Mozart’s questionable tale of sexual manipulation and forced double infidelity comes with one of his richest and most sublime scores.

Fiordiligi and Dorabella, two sisters. Guglielmo and Ferrando, their lovers. And the cynical Don Alfonso, who sets up a test of the sisters’ faithfulness while staking money with the men about their fickleness. There’s sharp comedy and heartfelt music in the swings of the partner-changing flings that follow, as everyone is left humbled and wiser.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Running time: 3 hours including one interval

Così Fan Tutte...In Focus, a free online introduction to the opera takes place on 16 May at 7pm. Booking details to be announced.

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Priority booking for Dublin performances opens for INO Members at Advocate level on 19 May with general booking available on 20 May.

“Mozart’s most complex and controversial comic opera” - LA Times
“compelling throughout, and the richness and precision of her singing . . . is special indeed” - GlodenPlec on Anna Devin
“A mesmerising performance” - The Irish Independent on Sharon Carty
“seldom do we get to see (and hear) such an intense interlocking of dramatic and musical energies between stage and orchestra” - Opera Wire on Peter Whelan

Cast and Creative Team

Cast

Fiordiligi Anna Devin 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 (afternoon), 29, 31 May; 2 June
Fiordiligi Sarah Brady 24, 26, 27 (evening) May
Dorabella Sharon Carty 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 (afternoon), 29, 31 May; 2 June
Dorabella Gemma Ní Bhriain 24, 26, 27 (evening) May
Guglielmo Benjamin Russell 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 (afternoon), 31 May; 2 June
Guglielmo Gianluca Margheri 24, 26, 27 (evening), 29 May
Ferrando Dean Power 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 (afternoon), 29, 31 May; 2 June
Ferrando Robin Tritschler 24, 26, 27 (evening) May
Despina Majella Cullagh 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 (afternoon), 29, 31 May; 2 June
Despina Sinéad O’Kelly 24, 26, 27 (evening) May
Don Alfonso John Molloy 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 (afternoon), 29, 31 May; 2 June
Don Alfonso Milan Siljanov 24, 26, 27 (evening) May

Creative Team

Conductor Peter Whelan 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 (afternoon), 29, 31 May; 2 June
Conductor Elaine Kelly 24, 26, 27 (evening) May
Director Polly Graham
Set & Costume Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna
Chorus Director Elaine Kelly
Assistant Director Katie O’Halloran
Répétieurs Aoife O’Sullivan, Annalisa Monticelli
Language Coach Annalisa Monticelli
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish National Opera Orchestra