Così Fan Tutte

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Così Fan Tutte is an opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.

The original text

It was first performed on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1965: A production toured the Western Cape, conducted by Walter Swanson, produced by Robert Mohr (16 August to 24 September).

1966: Presented by PACT Opera.

1966: Presented by CAPAB Opera; presented by PACOFS Opera.

1971: Presented by NAPAC Opera.

1974: Presented by CAPAB Opera.

1991: Presented by CAPAB Opera (4–14 July)

1994: Presented by CAPAB Opera (15–25 June)

1998: Presented by CAPAB Opera (25 April – 10 May)

2003: Presented by Cape Town Opera (30 October – 7 November)

2006: Presented by Cape Town Opera (11–18 November)

2014: Presented by Gauteng Opera, with Aubrey Lodewyk (Guglielmo), Nozuko Teto (Fiordiligi), Douwe Bijkersma (Don Alfonso), Phenye Modiane (Ferrando), Teresa De Wit (Despina)


Wayne Muller. 2018. A reception history of opera in Cape Town: Tracing the development of a distinctly South African operatic aesthetic (1985–2015). Unpublished PhD thesis.

Sjoerd Alkema. 2012. "Conductors of the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra, 1914-1965: a historical perspective". University of Cape Town. Unpublished PhD thesis.

Alexandra Xenia Sabina Mossolow. 2003. The career of South African soprano Nellie du Toit, born 1929. Unpublished Masters thesis. University of Stellenbosch.

Bruce Dennill. 'Gauteng opera updated'. The Citizen. 5 Mach 2014.

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