Così fan tutte

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Dramma giocoso in two acts (1790)

recommended for 14 years and older

In Italian with German and English surtitles. Premiere 26.10.2022.

Duration est. 3 hours 50 minutes


Nothing is for forever. And people make mistakes. And yet, letting go is the hardest challenge when you're burning with love for the first time and want nothing more than to hold on to it forever. But can you feel as intensely forever as you did in the beginning? Così fan tutte in Benedict Andrews’s new production deals with the exuberant feelings that drive young love in the rush of hormones. Sometimes it touches the fringes of human relationships, where one threatens to lose oneself in the search for intensity. Mozart's opera of 1790 would not be so significant to this day had he not also immediately dealt with the instability of it all. Thus the two young couples, who think they have already discovered the essence of true love, meet two experienced counterparts in Don Alfonso and Despina. An experiment begins in which the men put the fidelity of their partners to the test by playing a game of disguise. What remains is disillusionment. And the possibility of a painful realization: only freedom and the longing for union are certain. Disappointment and rejection are part of the game – because no love is ideal.


  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper