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Così fan tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The fatal temptation to seek the truth in love: men and women scorch their hearts and wings in trying to unlock the secret of emotions. How quickly perversity and cruelty oust desire and tenderness. Here Mozart enters into a dialogue with Marivaux and Sade. As in his previous operas, he succeeds in producing an incredible tension, a breathtakingly beautiful structuring of the text (his third collaboration with Da Ponte) and the music. Director Michael Haneke, one of the most incisive and insightful film-makers of our time, presents us with his vision of a work that is as spell-binding, serious, complex and at times light as it is formidably modern, where the experience of infidelity transforms the four characters by laying bare their frailty. For the Austrian director, this is his first time at La Monnaie, while Ludovic Morlot conducts his second opera of the season.
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