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Così fan tutte 1990Scottish Opera

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A promising cast on paper at the time (and with the benefit of hindsight an astonishingly good one). It didn’t quite work. The director took an encouragingly serious view of the opera (disliked by the many people who still seem to regard it as a trivial piece). Sadly, this was at odds with the designs, largely in pastel shades (predominantly pink and avocado), with fiddly pot-plants dotted around the stage - altogether too lightweight for the serious emotions on display. The singers were wonderful, and the conducting wasn’t half bad either.


Scottish Opera's Season -1989/90

The 1989/90 season of Scottish Opera included new productions of Salome,  La forza del destinoCosì fan tutte,  The Merry WidowThe Threepenny Opera and Duke Bluebeard's Castle.  The revivals were Oedipux Rex (partnering Bluebeard),  Madam Butterfly,  Die Fledermaus and Jenůfa.  There was an Opera-Go-Round tour of Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana (in that order).

Performance Cast

Ferrando a young army officer

Tom Randle

Guglielmo another officer, Ferrando's friend

Simon Keenlyside

Don Alfonso a middle-aged bachelor

Terence Sharpe

Fiordiligi a young lady from Ferrara, engaged to Guglielmo

Jane Eaglen

Dorabella Fiordiligi's sister, engaged to Ferrando

Clare Shearer

Despina maidservant to the sisters

Nan Christie

Performance DatesCosì fan tutte 1990

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 May, 19.15 12 May, 19.15 17 May, 19.15 25 May, 19.15 30 May, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

13 Jun, 19.15 15 Jun, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

21 Jun, 19.15

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

27 Jun, 19.15 29 Jun, 19.15

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