Women are naturally unfaithful and men naive: this is what Don Alfonso seeks to prove to Guglielmo and Ferrando, who are in love with, respectively, Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Don Alfonso therefore develops a stratagem: the two friends pretend to go away, before reappearing under false identities in order to seduce each other’s partners. In the game that is then set in motion, both romantic fidelity and supposedly stable identities are put to the test.
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 them 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 FRANCESCO GATELL
Don AlfonsoRICCARDO NOVARO
ProductionLA MONNAIE | DE MUNT
Co-productionTEATRO MASSIMO DI PALERMO