Following the success of our new Merton street opera Drifting Dragons last year, we are delighted to announce our summer 2017 street opera production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. It’s a story about love and friendship, cheating, and testing the one you love. Both funny and moving, we’re sure you’ll love following our characters’ rather complicated love lives taking place on the streets of Merton!
Our performances are completely FREE and unticketed in a variety of places in Merton town centres high – popping up in cafes, pubs, supermarkets, libraries and perhaps at the bus stop! We hope you’ll follow our story and hear the beautiful music as you’re going about your normal life. Perhaps you can do the weekly shop and see some opera at the same time?!
We have re-imagined the 3 hour opera sung in Italian with full orchestra for the Merton high streets – it’s been edited to about an hour, the music re-arranged for 3 instruments suitable for promenade performance (violin, accordion and bassoon) by exciting young composer/conductor Leo Geyer, and with a new modern English libretto written by director Joanna Turner. Plus as it’s free and unticketed you can stay to watch the whole story or just a bit.
We’re again partnering 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.
Please sign up to our newsletter above to find out more! We really hope you’ll join us for a bit of street opera soon!
|Thursday 27th July||5pm||TOOTING (starting at Gorringe Park Pub, SW17 9HW)|
|Friday 28th July||12.45pm||POLLARDS HILL (starting at New Horizon Centre cafe, CR4 1LT)|
|Friday 28th July||5pm||RAYNES PARK (starting at the Raynes Park Tavern, SW20 0LA)|
|Wed 2nd August||1pm||COLLIERS WOOD (starting at M&S Cafe, Savacentre/The Qube, SW19 1DD)|
|Thurs 3rd August||1pm||MORDEN (starting on the forecourt outside the Civic Centre, SM4 5DX)|
|Thurs 3rd August||5pm||WIMBLEDON (starting at Patisserie Valerie, Wimbledon Piazza, SW19 1QB)|
|Friday 4th August||1pm||MITCHAM (starting at the Kings Arms, CR4 3HD)|
|Saturday 5th August||4pm||WIMBLEDON VILLAGE (starting at the Dog & Fox, SW19 5EA)|
|Sunday 6th August||3pm||WIMBLEDON (starting at Wimbledon Piazza, SW19 1QB)|
Blog Posts on Cosi Fan Tutte
- Excited about singing in the supermarket? We ask our Cosi cast....
- Extra Cosi Fan Tutte date added!! Wimbledon Piazza Sunday 6th August
- Do you think opera is for you?
- Cosi Fan Tutte Street Opera Performance Dates
- Help us take opera to the high street!
Our Supporters for this production
The production is kindly supported by the Arts Council, Merton Council, Wimbledon Foundation, Lucille Graham Trust, The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust, The Golsoncott Foundation, The London Community Foundation, Cockayne and individual donors.