Cosi Fan Tutte (2018)

 

Location: Merton Arts Space, Compton Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7QA 
(2mins walk from Wimbledon Station)
Date: 9th June 2018 at 7.30pm
Duration: 1hr approx
Tickets: £12 / £10
Immersive indoor production (not moving around the high street)
 SOLD OUT

Cosi Fan Tutte 2017

Following the success of our OffWestEnd Finalist Best Opera Production of Cosi Fan Tutte in 2017, we are excited to announce that it will be returning in June 2018 for a very limited number of performances!!

It’s a story about love and friendship, cheating, and testing the one you love. Our one hour adaptation has an accessible modern English text by Joanna Turner with the music re-written for accordion, violin and bassoon by Leo Geyer, telling the story in a way that makes it feel as if it is truly happening here and now. With many of the original cast returning to the production and a couple of exciting new faces joining the team, it’s a great opportunity to hear talented young singers and instrumentalists performing up close and personal.

Cosi Fan Tutte 2017

Kindly funded by The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust and private donors, Cosi will this year be adapted for the new Merton Arts Space, following our successful collaboration there with David Mamet’s Reunion & Dark Pony last autumn. This performance will enable our audience to experience our innovative modern re-imagining in a new immersive context and also involve less walking than our high street performances! We are pleased to be continuing our support of this new arts space in the heart of Wimbledon and excited to be adapting our production for the library. We’ll also be presenting our original high street adaptation in the east of the borough where there are fewer cultural activities on offer.

Jigsaw4u Opera Workshop

In 2017 we partnered with Merton Music Foundation to offer local schools complimentary workshops teaching young people about opera, and with organisations such as the New Horizon Centre and Merton & Morden Guild to engage local elderly people with this fantastic story of love, confusion and betrayal. Over 2018 and 2019 we’ll again be offering free opera workshops to schools and elderly lunch clubs as part of our Die Fledermaus project. We very much hope you’ll come and join us for our unusual, highly modern adaptation of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte this June. 

 

Reviews

[Don Alfonso’s] challenge, and their resulting bet, comes about so naturally in this context that I began to wonder why every Cosi doesn’t start in a pub beer garden.- , Operissima
Mitcham has probably witnessed these human scenes many times before; the only change is that, this time, Mozart is involved, and everybody sings.- , Operissima
What amazed me about the Baseless Fabric experience is how naturally this production fits into its locations, a testament to the scrupulous research work which must have gone on beforehand, as well as the quality of everyone’s performances.- , Operissima
Sung in a beautifully natural, contemporary English libretto by Joanna Turner- , Operissima
Leo Geyer and Joanna Turner have done a wonderful job in creating a modern libretto and production suitable for this High Street Format Opera- , LondonTheatre1.com
This production is tremendous fun- , LondonTheatre1.com

 

Performance Dates

Date Time Location  
Fri 8th June  5.30 pm COLLIERS WOOD (Starts at Sainsbury’s Cafe, Colliers Wood)  FREE
Sat 9th June  2.30 pm MITCHAM (Starts at Kings Arms Pub, Mitcham)  FREE
Sat 9th June  7.30 pm WIMBLEDON (Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library. 2mins from Wimbledon Station) SOLD OUT

 

Creative Team

Leo Geyer – Arranger/MD
Joanna Turner – Director & Librettist

Singers

Louisa Tee – Fiordiligi
Felicity Buckland – Dorabella
Simon Gfeller – Ferrando
Tom Stoddart – Guglielmo
Philip Smith – Don Alfonso

Musicians

Leo Geyer – Bassoon
Ilona Suomalainen – Accordion
Zanete Uskane – Violin

 

Blog Posts on Cosi Fan Tutte

Want to see our blog posts from Cosi Fan Tutte 2017?

 

Our Supporters for this production

This production is kindly supported by The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust and private donors.