New BLO production Sung in English Mozart--master of the ambiguities of love--explores the battle between passion and reason through the lens of a playful and, at times, deeply serious farce. Set on a sunny Neapolitan beach under the looming threat of Mount Vesuvius, two young men gamble that their fiancées will remain faithful, even under the utmost pressure. Così Fan Tutte is light, airy, ravishing and yet, in the end, moving and serious; proof that love is, indeed, a dangerous game. British baritone Thomas Allen makes his BLO debut as the production's stage director as well as onstage in his signature role, Don Alfonso. Allen is an established star of the world's greatest opera houses, recently celebrating his 40th anniversary with the Royal Opera House,Covent Garden. Caroline Worra and Sandra Piques Eddy return as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella.