The Albanians arrive
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Così fan tutte: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
9. The Albanians arrive
Alfonso then arrives with Ferrando and Guglielmo disguised as Albanians who claim their hearts led them to the sisters. Dorabella and Fiordiligi are horrified by the men’s confession and order them to leave. Ferrando and Guglielmo aren’t disheartened and continue to try and woe the women. But the women are determined to stay true to their men and the men's plan looks doomed, even with Despina’s, who is in on it, rather dramatic intervention. Pictured: The Royal Opera House production of Cosi Fan Tutti at the Shaftesbury theatre, London, 1998.