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Così fan tutte: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
8. Despina intervenes
Returning to the women's house, their maid Despina discovers Dorabella crying in her bedroom and asks what is wrong. She scoffs at Dorabella’s heartbroken reply, telling the sisters to take new lovers while their fiancés are away. Pictured: Mezzosoprano Janja Vuletic as playing Dorabella performs during the rehearsal of 'Cosi fan tutte' directed by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostam, Aix-en-Provence 2008.