Così fan tutte
Author(s): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Company: Opera North
Running time: 3h 00min approx
It starts with a casual bet.
The wily cynic Don Alfonso wagers that the fiancées of two young men, complacent in their romantic notions of love, won’t stay faithful for a minute if put to the test. It sounds harmless enough and, anyway, the lovers are entirely sure of themselves. But there is cruelty in this game of love and chance.