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Special Exhibition



Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte - W. A. Mozart

W. A. Mozart

A perfidious studio theatre piece for 6 players concerning partner swapping and concealing one‘s identity. This is considered one of the most frivolous subjects that has ever been set to music.

Don Alfonso,frustrated and disappointed by both love and fidelity, convinces his friends, Guglielmo and Ferrando, to play part in a dangerous game. By changing their appearances, they are asked to put the fidelity of their beloveds to the test. So begins a devilish masquarade, from which Ferrando and Guglielmo can only end up as losers. Dressed up as wild foreign men, their own identiy becomes more and more lost as they passionately throw themselves into their new macho personalities, which become more and more serious as the „Game“ develops. The men begin a competitive courting of  each other’s woman, whilst  Don Alfonso gloatingly stands by observing.

 The actual partner swapping is purely a matter of time – A type of „Swingers Club“ atmosphere way back in the year 1790!

At the end of all these days of masquarading , five losers and one diabolical victor are left standing on stage. Alfonso has proven to all that any vows of fidelity simply vanish into thin air.

The institute of Voice and Music Theater of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna are presenting this timeless work on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of July in a halfstaged version in the theater of Schloss Schönbrunn. Vladimir Kiradijev will conduct the Webern philharmonic orchestra. The roles will be sung by students of the Institute for Voice and Music Theater. The artistic direction of this project, rehearsed during the sommer semester, has been led by Michael Schade.

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Purchase tickets under or via telephone +43 900 949 60 96 or at the evening box-office 

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