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Così fan tutte 2001Scottish Opera

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This production with its school-centred 1950s era football kit for the boys and gymslips for the girls showed no more depth or understanding of the opera than it had first time round. Fortunately the musical side was excellent, and the cast, recruited to revive an existing staging, just got on with it. The standout performances came from the two Canadians, Rebecca Caine, already familiar as Susanna in the last Figaro revival, and Brett Polegato, another in the stream of excellent baritones from that country, a superb actor and a recent finalist in Cardiff. The tenor Jeremy Ovenden also made an impressive debut. Olivia Keen sang nicely, but seemed least at ease with the production. The Dorabella and Alfonso, company regulars as they were, seemed far happier.

Performance Cast

Ferrando a young army officer

Jeremy Ovenden

Guglielmo another officer, Ferrando's friend

Brett Polegato (Exc Nov 8, 10)

David Stephenson (Nov 8, 10)

Don Alfonso a middle-aged bachelor

Peter Savidge

Fiordiligi a young lady from Ferrara, engaged to Guglielmo

Olivia Keen (Exc Dec 14)

Rachel Hynes (Dec 14)

Dorabella Fiordiligi's sister, engaged to Ferrando

Katija Dragojević

Despina maidservant to the sisters

Rebecca Caine

Performance DatesCosì fan tutte 2001

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

17 Oct, 19.15 20 Oct, 14.15 28 Nov, 19.15 30 Nov, 19.15 8 Dec, 19.15 18 Dec, 19.15 20 Dec, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

25 Oct, 19.15 27 Oct, 19.15

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

1 Nov, 19.15 3 Nov, 19.15 12 Dec, 19.15 14 Dec, 19.15

Eden Court Theatre | Inverness

8 Nov, 19.15 10 Nov, 19.15

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