Così fan tutte is a deliciously ironic look at the foibles of love, beginning with two sisters, their fiancés, and a bet - will the women be faithful? "Of course," brag the men. "Nay," says the cynical Don Alfonso.
Thus the audience enters a world of disguises and trickery in which the women - and Love itself - are put to the test. Mozart's genius turns a farce into a scintillating blend of thought-provoking humor, and is the perfect opera for those who prefer their laughter sandwiched with a slice of wry.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.