English National Opera - Così fan tutte Reviews
19 April 2021
Christine Rice
Kate Valentine, Randall Bills, Marcus Farnsworth, Christine Rice, Sally Reeve
Mary Bevan, Marcus Farnsworth, Roderick Williams, Randall Bills
Christine Rice, Randall Bills, Kate Valentine, Marcus Farnsworth
Randall Bills, Christine Rice

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Così fan tutte

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 18

Opera is the new circus
9 Jul 14 / Independent
Phelim McDermott's staging of Così fan tutte is great fun, from beginning to the end
4 Jun 14 / Musical Criticism
Cositeando en Coney Island
4 Jun 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Wigglesworth is an excellent musician; Mozart, however, is very clearly not his thing
1 Jun 14 / Boulezian
Overall, the production is entertaining, but there is nothing here to rock the boat
27 May 14 / Music OMH
Vulgarised Così fan tutte does Mozart no favours
26 May 14 / Seen and Heard
Phelim McDermott's fairground delights soon wear thin
25 May 14 / The Observer
"All ladies are like that": Così at the Carnival
25 May 14 / Bachtrack
It's all great fun
24 May 14 / Musical Criticism
Its setting is inventive, but this production lacks human drama
22 May 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Joyfully liberated
21 May 14 / Independent
This rollercoaster of a production by Phelim McDermott is full of thrills and spills
20 May 14 / Evening Standard
A lively and entertaining evening
20 May 14 / The Stage
Fun but superficial spin on Mozart
19 May 14 / The Guardian
A fresh and fun take on Così
18 May 14 / Classical Source
Amiable and colourful
18 May 14 / Telegraph
All the fun of the fair at ENO as Mozart's amorous merry-go-round returns in a sparkling new production
18 May 14 / What's on Stage
A witty, exuberant and quietly revisionist production of Mozart’s challenging comedy
18 May 14 / The Arts Desk
Cosi fan tutte in a fairground
Rather than feeling constrained by the essential silliness of Cosi fan Tutte's plot, it liberated the imagination of director Phelim McDermott and his designer Tom Pye.
Production details
Cast
Valentine, Rice, Bills, Farnsworth, Bevan, Williams
(c) Wigglesworth (d) McDermott
Performance dates
16, 22, 24, 30 May, 2, 4, 6, 13 June 2014
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