Cosi fan tutte - cancelled

Mozart - Spring 2020

A comedy about young love and fidelity

Director 
Laura Attridge
Conductor 
Holly Mathieson
Designer 
Oliver Townsend
Lighting Designer 
Mark Howland

★★★★
The Telegraph
★★★★
The Arts Desk

Mozart’s combination of glorious music and comedy make Così fan tutte an enduring favourite, a story of young love and fidelity. It is in many ways Mozart’s most perfect opera, and was his third collaboration with librettist Da Ponte, following their successes with The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

Director Laura Attridge breathes new life into this classic opera. Holly Mathieson conducts the forces of ETO’s resident period orchestra, the Old Street Band.

Sung in English with English surtitles
Approx. running time: 2 hours 50 min

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    29th Feb 2020 - 7:30 pm
  2. Hackney Empire
    6th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
  3. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    12th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    13th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
  5. Lighthouse, Poole
    20th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  6. Buxton Opera House
    27th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  7. Buxton Opera House
    28th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  8. York Theatre Royal
    3rd Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  9. Storyhouse, Chester
    8th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  10. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
    15th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  11. Malvern Theatres
    23rd Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  12. Malvern Theatres
    24th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  13. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    28th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  14. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    29th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  15. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    1st May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  16. Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
    6th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  17. Gala Theatre, Durham
    11th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  18. Curve, Leicester
    15th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  19. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    19th May 2020 - 7:45 pm
    Cancelled
  20. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    27th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  21. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    28th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  1. Hackney Empire — 29th Feb 2020 - 7:30 pm

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

  2. Hackney Empire — 6th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

  3. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 12th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 13th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  5. Lighthouse, Poole — 20th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG

    • Cancelled

  6. Buxton Opera House — 27th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

    • Cancelled

  7. Buxton Opera House — 28th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

    • Cancelled

  8. York Theatre Royal — 3rd Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm

    YO1 7HD

    • Cancelled

  9. Storyhouse, Chester — 8th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

    • Cancelled

  10. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury — 15th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm

    The Friars, Canterbury, CT1 2AS

    • Cancelled

  11. Malvern Theatres — 23rd Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB

    • Cancelled

  12. Malvern Theatres — 24th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB

    • Cancelled

  13. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 28th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

    • Cancelled

  14. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 29th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

    • Cancelled

  15. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 1st May 2020 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

    • Cancelled

  16. Theatre by the Lake, Keswick — 6th May 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Lake Rd, CA12 5DJ

    • Cancelled

  17. Gala Theatre, Durham — 11th May 2020 - 7:30 pm

    1 Millennium Place, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 1WA

    • Cancelled

  18. Curve, Leicester — 15th May 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

    • Cancelled

  19. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield — 19th May 2020 - 7:45 pm

    55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA

    • Cancelled

  20. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 27th May 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

    • Cancelled

  21. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 28th May 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

    • Cancelled

Laura Attridge

Laura Attridge

Director

Laura is a dynamic maker of opera and theatre whose opera direction to date includes The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni (Waterperry Opera Festival), The Rape of Lucretia (Trinity Laban Conservatoire), The Enchanted Pig (Hampstead Garden Opera), Così fan tutte and La Bohème (Opera Loki). She has directed new pieces of theatre at venues including the Southwark Playhouse, Arts Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, and Camden People’s Theatre. Her work as assistant/staff director encompasses companies such as Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Tour, Opera Holland Park, Blackheath Halls Opera and British Youth Opera. Laura is also in demand as a librettist and workshop facilitator. Visit her website for more details: www.lauraattridge.com.

Holly Mathieson

Holly Mathieson

Conductor

Holly Mathieson is an award-winning musician, whose work spans opera, ballet and symphonic concerts. In recent seasons she has worked with the LSO, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC orchestras, RLPO, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Opera New Zealand, ETO Ulster Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia, as well as return appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia, SCO, Southbank Sinfonia, Scottish Ballet and Northern Ballet. Summer 2018 saw the launch of the Nevis Ensemble, of which she is co-Artistic Director, a project founded on the maxim that “music is for everyone, everywhere”, and which takes music out of the concert hall, into isolated and marginalised communities.

Oliver Townsend

Oliver Townsend

Designer

Oli’s previous work with ETO includes The Lighthouse, Pelleas et Melisande, Werther, and The Tales of Hoffmann. Recent designs include Macbeth (Royal Exchange), The Caretaker (Bristol Old Vic) and Choir of Man (worldwide). Over the years he has enjoyed collaborating with a wide range of companies; from RashDash and The Lyric Hammersmith to Scottish Opera and ENO. In 2018, Oli cycled from Bristol to Bangkok, collecting accounts of kindness for the project; ‘In Tandem Stories’. He has written for The Guardian, Lonely Planet, and WildBounds, and lives on a narrowboat; currently on the Grand Union Canal.

Mark Howland

Mark Howland

Lighting Designer

Mark studied, briefly, at Oxford University prior to training in Stage Lighting Design at RADA.

Previously for ETO: Dardanus, Tosca, Patience, Ulysses’ Homecoming, La Calisto, Xerxes, The Tales of Hoffmann, Werther, Pelleas et Melisande, La Boheme, The Siege of Calais, Wild Man of the West Indies.

Other designs include: La Rondine, Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park); Twelve Angry Men (Birmingham Rep & West End); Elixir of Love, Rodelinda (Scottish Opera); Sweeney Todd (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark); Singin’ in the Rain (Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen) and numerous productions for The Gate Theatre London, The Curve, Nottingham Playhouse, Lyric Theatre Belfast amongst many others.

Cast

Joanna Marie Skillett

Joanna Marie Skillett

Fiordiligi

Joanna Marie Skillett holds a Masters Distinction from The Royal Academy of Music and is a graduate of the Guildhall Opera School.

Joanna made her Royal Opera House Debut as Dormouse in Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Recent Operatic Highlights include Rose Maybud Ruddigore (G&S Festival); Ermyngarde Isabeau (Opera Holland Park); Nella Gianni Schicchi (English Touring Opera); covering the title role of Leoncavallo’s Zazà and performing Signora Dufresne for Opera Holland Park; Tigrane Radamisto, May The Tale of Januarie, Iolanta Iolanta (GSMD Opera School) and Rezia Oberon (LSSO/Barbican). For more information and forthcoming events, please visit: www.joannamariesoprano.com.

Sky Ingram

Sky Ingram

Fiordiligi

Ms Ingram will sing the role of Fiordiligi at Hackney Empire, London (Fri 6 Mar), Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Fri 13 Mar), Lighthouse, Poole (Fri 20 Mar), Buxton Opera House (Sat 28 Mar), Storyhouse, Chester (Wed 8 Apr) and Festival Theatre, Malvern (Thu 23 – Fri 24 Apr).

Sky Ingram studied most recently at the National Opera Studio in London and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Sky has performed concert repertoire in Australia, New York, Norway, and the UK, and has featured on ABC and BBC radio. She has won several music scholarships and competitions in Australia and the UK including an Opera Awards Foundation Bursary, Wingate Scholarship, 5MBS Young Performer of the Year and an ROSL Overseas Trophy.

Recent & Upcoming Roles: Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera), Rusalka/Rusalka (Valladolid, Spain), Lea/Glare & Venus/Orpheus (Royal Opera House), Katya cvr./Katya Kabanova (Opera North), Avis/The Wreckers (Bard SummerScape USA), Princess/Rusalka (Garsington Opera), La Contessa/Le Nozze di Figaro (Kristiansand Norway & Nevill Holt Opera), Dido/Dido and Aeneas (ETO), Musetta/La Bohème (Opera North, ETO).

Thomas Elwin

Thomas Elwin

Ferrando

Thomas Elwin studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the Solti Accademia Bel Canto and the Verbier Academy and was a member of the opera studio at Oper Stuttgart. Recent and future opera engagements include Ferrando for Teatro Barocco, Staatstheater Stuttgart and English Touring Opera, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for English National Opera, Jacquino for the Landestheater Bregenz and Sam Kaplan for Oper Köln.

In concert he performs extensively as a soloist across Europe. Recent and future appearances include Bach Passions in the UK, Germany and Spain, Messiah with various orchestras throughout Europe, Britten’s Serenade at Kings Place, a concert at the BBC Proms, The Creation at Winchester Cathedral and Mozart’s Requiem with the Munich Philharmonic and at the Mozart Festival in Gdansk.

Thomas has an extensive recital repertoire and has appeared at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Song in the City, with the Royal Academy Song Circle and the London Song Festival.

Richard Dowling

Richard Dowling

Ferrando

Mr Dowling will sing the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte at Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Fri 13 May), Buxton Opera House (Sat 28 Mar), Festival Theatre, Malvern (Thu 23 Apr) and Exeter Northcott (Wed 27 May).

Richard is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music’s Opera Course and is now generously supported by Opera Prelude.

Richard returns here for his second season, having played an Evangelist in their productions of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and a variety of roles in their triple bill of Purcell, Carissimi and Gesualdo. More recently he travelled to Tokyo with ‘Diva Opera’ to perform as ‘Pedrillo’ in their production of Mozart’s ‘Entführung aus dem Serail’.

Richard originally studied Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester, where he completed a PhD in the field of crystallisation.

Martha Jones

Martha Jones

Dorabella

Martha Jones’ recent engagements include HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream Nevill Holt Opera, DORABELLA Così fan tutte Classical Opera, ANNINA La Traviata and DAUGHTER Akhnaten English National Opera.

Other engagements include FANNY PRICE Mansfield Park The Grange Festival, 2nd LADY The Magic Flute Mid Wales Opera and 2nd WITCH/Lady in Waiting Macbeth Scottish Opera and SANDMAN “Hänsel und Gretel” (cover) Glyndebourne.

Martha studied at the RCMIOS, and was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society‘s Susan Chilcott scholarship. She took part in young artist programmes at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival and as a Samling Scholar. Martha has given recitals at St John’s Smith Square and Kings Place.

Frederick Long

Frederick Long

Guglielmo

Frederick received a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music and furthered his training at the National Opera Studio. Previous ETO performances of the wizard Isménor in Dardanus, and the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas were met with widespread critical acclaim. We will now discover whether supernatural powers were fundamental to this recent success on stage.

Having begun his career at Glyndebourne as the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos, Frederick has since been invited to perform and cover major roles all over the UK, including English National Opera (Figaro), Opera Holland Park (Schaunard), Glyndebourne Festival (Saul), Mid-Wales Opera (Papageno) and Covent Garden (Ivan Ivanovitch in The Nose by Shostakovich).

Stephan Loges

Stephan Loges

Don Alfonso

Born in Dresden, Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, where he is now a regular recitalist. He has since made appearances at the Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Musée d’Orsay Paris, Vocal Arts Series in Washington, and with the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Melbourne and Sapporo Symphony Orchestras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Gabrieli Consort.

Recent and future highlights include a return to La Monnaie in the world première of Mark Grey’s Frankenstein, his role debut as Falke Die Fledermaus with Northern Ireland Opera, performances with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, and Orquestra XXI, and recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival and Lied Festival Victoria De Los Angeles, Barcelona.

Edward Hawkins

Edward Hawkins

Don Alfonso

Mr Hawkins will sing the role of Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte at York Theatre Royal on Fri 3 Apr.

Edward read music at King’s College, London, studying trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music.

Having begun singing in his late twenties, Edward quickly began to develop a professional career, studying privately with Russell Smythe and Gary Coward.

From 2015 to 2018, Edward sang in the Glyndebourne Chorus in various productions, including performances at the BBC Proms and worldwide cinema broadcasts.

In 2019 Edward covered and performed the role of Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth, and performed the role of the doctor, for English Touring Opera. He subsequently appeared as Banquo at the Minack Theatre, before covering Sparafucile in Rigoletto for Glyndebourne.

Jenny Stafford

Jenny Stafford

Despina

Jenny Stafford was born in Yorkshire and trained at the Royal Academy of Music (where she won the Isabel Jay Operatic Prize and Dame Eva Turner Operatic Award), at ENO Opera Works and at the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto.

Opera highlights include: Sarah MacMillan’s Clemency (Dutch National Opera), Tisbe Isouard’s Cendrillon and Eginia Storace’s Gli sposi malcontenti (Bampton Classical Opera), Pied Piper Willcocks’ The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Opera North), Micaëla _(North Aldborough Festival), _Vitellia (Cadogan Hall), Fiordiligi (Bury Court Opera), Sāvitri Holst’s Sāvitri and Alison in Holst’s Wandering Scholar (Grimeborn Festival) and Adina and Mimì (Woodhouse Opera).

‘…charmingly sung and vivaciously played.’

‘…a show that will surely go down a storm on its forthcoming national tour.’

THE TELEGRAPH ★★★★

‘It’s all terribly decorative and genuinely funny.’

‘…Attridge and ETO let the opera sing. I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a Così more.’

THE ARTS DESK ★★★★

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    29th Feb 2020 - 7:30 pm
  2. Hackney Empire
    6th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
  3. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    12th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    13th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
  5. Lighthouse, Poole
    20th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  6. Buxton Opera House
    27th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  7. Buxton Opera House
    28th Mar 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  8. York Theatre Royal
    3rd Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  9. Storyhouse, Chester
    8th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  10. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
    15th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  11. Malvern Theatres
    23rd Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  12. Malvern Theatres
    24th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  13. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    28th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  14. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    29th Apr 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  15. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    1st May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  16. Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
    6th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  17. Gala Theatre, Durham
    11th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  18. Curve, Leicester
    15th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  19. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    19th May 2020 - 7:45 pm
    Cancelled
  20. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    27th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled
  21. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    28th May 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled

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