Mozart opera on screen live in Istanbul
ISTANBULIn collaboration with London’s Royal Opera House, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” is due to hit the screen in Istanbul.
Inspired by Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, with a name that can be translated as “All Ladies Do It,” Cosi Fan Tutte is considered as one of the most important operas ever, making its world premiere in January 1790 in Vienna’s Burgtheater.
The opera’s story takes place in Naples in the 18th century, with a focus on “fiancée swapping,” a theme that dates back to the 13th century which was previously featured in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron and William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.
Being performed a total of six times in Vienna before Mozart’s death, the opera first went to Britain in 1811 and to the U.S. in 1922, staged in the King’s Theater and Metropolitan Opera respectively. After World War II, it was added to the program of many operas throughout the world and currently is the 14th most staged opera ever.
Mozart’s compositions are accompanied by the libretto of Lorenzo Da Ponte, who also wrote “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Don Giovanni,” as well as two sopranos, a bass and a tenor.