Glyndebourne 2017 Cosi Fan Tutte


Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 November 2017 Download Calendar

The Lyric


A cheeky double dare results in false pretenses and true love in Mozart’s dark comedy.

Would you place a bet on your partner’s faithfulness? And would you disguise yourself in order to test it? That’s exactly what Ferrando and Guglielmo do, and the surprising results are spelled out in the opera’s title: Così fan tutte (‘Women Are Like That’). As the innocent trick veers off-course, boisterous hijinks ensue, souls are searched, and true love is born – at some cost.

Chock full of sublime Mozartean melodies and dazzling singing, Così fan tutte is the third and last of the brilliant operas Mozart wrote with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (alongside Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni). It has variously been described as ‘a glorious soap-bubble’, ‘a deep and unsettling masterpiece’, ‘a musical lark’, and ‘a profound and terrifying tragicomedy’. All of those qualities and more shine through in Glyndebourne’s gorgeous period production by Nicholas Hytner, former longtime director of the National Theatre.

Creative team
Conductor Leo McFall
Director Nicholas Hytner

Cast includes
Ferrando: Bogdan Volkov
Guglielmo: Ilya Kutyukin
Don Alfonso: José Fardilha
Fiordiligi: Kirsten MacKinnon
Dorabella: Rachel Kelly
Despina: Ana Quintans

The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

‘This Così offers not only lessons in love but lessons in Mozart’ – Sunday Telegraph

Free Pre Performance Talk Tuesday 28 November 6:15pm

Free bite-sized introductions to the operas. Each talk is presented by an opera expert and lasts 30 minutes. Please call Box Office on 01752 267222 to book your free place

Pricing & Concessions

Price band A: £52.50
Price band B: £47.50
Price band O: £40 (restricted surtitle view)
Price band C: £34
Price band D: £30
Price band E: £16 (restricted view)

View our seating map here

Concessions are limited

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company
Half price tickets price band A, B, O & C

Under 30s Offer
£10 tickets price band A, B, O & C

£4 off A & B

Over 60s, People’s Company
£3.50 off A, B, O & C

£12 off A, B, O & C

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & O

Groups of 10+:
£3.50 off per ticket A, B, O & C

Groups of 20+:
£4.50 off per ticket A, B, O & C plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

Groups of 40+:
£5.50 off per ticket A, B, O & C plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets A, B, O & C plus school matinee on Thursday 30 Nov tickets only £7