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Così fan tutte 2008Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)

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Over recent years, Ashley Dean has directed a fair range of Mozart operas, usually with success. The musical side is usually strong, as the students nearly all have an excellent grounding in Mozartian technique and style nowadays, and the orchestral playing can be delightful. Here they even managed to field two casts.

This particular opera must be deceptively difficult to bring off with student performers - four of the characters are the right age, but the emotional depth needed in an intelligent staging is often difficult even for experienced performers. And the two older characters can sometimes present unexpected problems when the players look that bit younger.

Performance Cast

Ferrando a young army officer

John Pumphrey

Andrew Dickinson (Mar 19)

Guglielmo another officer, Ferrando's friend

Richard Latham

Felipe Oliveira (Mar 19)

Don Alfonso a middle-aged bachelor

Nikos Painezis

Trevor Bowes (Mar 19)

Fiordiligi a young lady from Ferrara, engaged to Guglielmo

Catharine Rogers

Kirstin Sharpin (Mar 19)

Dorabella Fiordiligi's sister, engaged to Ferrando

Una McMahon

Alexandra Cassidy (Mar 19)

Despina maidservant to the sisters

Miranda Sinani

Bronagh Byrne (Mar 19)

Performance DatesCosì fan tutte 2008

Map List

New Athenaeum Theatre | Glasgow

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