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Discover the story behind Mozart's comedy opera Così fan tutte, a satirical tale of love that takes a cynical swipe at men and women
Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte is the great composer’s most divisive and controversial work. Così fan tutte wasn’t popular with Mozart’s contemporaries who dismissed it as clumsy and miserable and as such was largely ignored. Despite being premiered in 1790, Così fan tutte didn’t become popular until the middle of the 20th century, but is still dogged with accusations of misogyny.
Pictured: Finnur Bjarnason (Ferrando), soprano Sofia Soloviy (Fiordiligi), mezzosoprano Janja Vuletic (Dorabella) and baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer as Guglielmo at the Aix-en-Provence international lyric arts festival, 2008.
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