The Department of Performing Arts (Vocal Art) will present Mozart’s final masterpiece and well-known opera, Cosi fan tutte, at the Breytenbach Theatre from 12 to 21 August.
Mozart’s bitter-sweet romantic comedy was his final collaboration with one of the greatest of his librettists, Lorenzo Da Ponte. The huge hit premiered in 1790, just one year before Mozart’s death.
Today, the questions the opera pose to audiences are even greater, and possibly more disturbing. The subtle mix of sexual politics, heart-break, loss and pain that are inherent to the opera are more relevant than ever before.
Cosi fan tutte is directed by Pierre du Toit, conducted by Thami Zungu, with piano accompaniment by Laetitia Orlandi and produced by Mhlaba Buthelezi. They are all staff members at the Vocal Art programme.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles, makes it easy (even for newcomers to opera) to understand the dialogue and appreciate the humour.
Performances are scheduled for 12 August (19:00), 13 August (19:00), 14 August (15:00), 17 August (19:00), 19 August (19:00), 20 August (19:00) and 21 August (15:00).
Tickets are R120 for adults, R100 for pensioners, and R60 for students.
For bookings, please contact the Breytenbach Theatre at 012 382 2630 / 082 884 8946 or visit www.tixsa.co.za