...Or the School for Lovers (M/F/X)
What does it mean to be a couple in the twenty-first century? What expectations does society have of men and women in terms of relationships? And is loyalty to that one person always incompatible with a sudden passion for another? Though the answers may no longer be cut and dried today, the two friends Guglielmo and Ferrando are in no doubt that their Fiordiligi and Dorabella are the paragon of constancy. Enter Don Alfonso with the ultimate reality test: stage your departure and return in disguise to seduce each other’s partner. The ensuing game ruthlessly challenges their personal illusions as well as the traditional gender clichés.
This production is part of our Trilogia Mozart Da Ponte.
La Monnaie takes up the challenge to stage the three operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte together in the form of a trilogy. While each of these masterpieces can be viewed independently of the others, the directors Clarac-Delœuil > le lab and conductor Antonello Manacorda have reimagined Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni jointly as one single work. A human comedy in three parts, presenting a large number of interlinked characters and plots.
BEN GLASSBERG (MAR 10, 26)
Directors and costumesJEAN-PHILIPPE CLARAC & OLIVIER DELOEUIL (CLARAC-DELOEUIL > LE LAB)
Set designRICK MARTIN
Artistic collaboratorLODIE KARDOUSS
Chorus MasterALBERTO MORO
FerrandoJUAN FRANCISCO GATELL
DespinaCATERINA DI TONNO
Don AlfonsoRICCARDO NOVARO
ProductionLA MONNAIE | DE MUNT
Co-productionTEATRO MASSIMO DI PALERMO
With special thanks to the investors of taxshelter.bePITAGONE
In coproduction with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions With the support of taxshelter.be and ING With the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government
Dates & Tickets
Thu 20 Feb 2020
Thu 27 Feb 2020
Sun 08 Mar 2020
Tue 10 Mar 2020
Thu 19 Mar 2020
Thu 26 Mar 2020