Opera company brings Mozart’s classic comedy to Holmfirth

Dulwich Opera Company are making their debut at Holmfirth Civic Hall with Mozart’s classic tale of love and deception ‘Così fan tutte’ on Friday, September 28.

The cast of Così fan tutte (picture by Robert Workman)

Awarded 4 stars by The Stage, which described it as having “pace and panache” and being “lively and convincingly detailed”, this production presents an elegant take on the comedy, set to some of Mozart’s most glorious music.

Featuring a cast of young professional singers, the opera is performed in the original Italian with English surtitles. The creative team is headed by international opera director, Ptolemy Christie, and designer Leah Sams.

They are bringing the performance to Holmfirth for one night only as part of a larger UK tour.

Premièred in 1790, Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ remains one of the most loved and performed of all operas around the world, and includes the famous arias ‘Come scoglio’ and ‘Un’aura amorosa’, as well as the divine trio ‘Soave sia il vento’.

Also known as ‘The school for lovers’, the opera tells a wry and light-hearted tale of love, fidelity, and human infallibility.

Dulwich Opera Company in Cosi Fan Tutte (picture by Alex Brenner)

Described by Opera Today as “compulsive and enjoyable”, this vibrant company looks forward to bringing their acclaimed production to Yorkshire building on tour away from their base in London.

It will be the first time that Holmfirth Civic Hall has presented opera and comes as the trust sets up to run and manage the hall and broaden the range of events and activities taking place there.

Tickets cost £18.50 per person and are available in advance from the Hall or online: http://www.wegottickets.com/holmfirthcivichall

For more information about Dulwich Opera Company visit www.dulwichoperacompany.org.uk

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