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Have you ever loved the wrong person?

Mozart’s masterpiece Così fan tutte about two sisters who are tricked into switching boyfriends is one of the funniest and most profound operas about love ever written.

The story is a tale of young love and betrayal, combining a rare combination of comedy and drama which only a genius like Mozart could create. The audience will get a unique experience with Annilese Miskimmon’s new initiative in opera: Democratic Opera. On the night of the show, the audience will be able to vote if they want to see a classic or modern production, and the choice is democratically settled. The audience will also determine the turn of events for the young couple. Annilese Miskimmon has selected an inspiring team headed by experienced Elisabeth Linton. This is Democratic Opera, and the choice is up to the audience…

Online programme in English

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- Synopsis, welcome e.g. in English

Introduction by general and artistic director Annilese Miskimmon

Watch video (in Engelsk) about Così fan tutte and Democratic Opera
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Conductor Benjamin Bayl

Dutch/Australian conductor. Has worked with symphony orchestras and in opera houses across the world. Most recently Don Juan at The Royal Danish Theatre ('14), Apollo and Daphne’s love with Copenhagen Music Theatre and The St. Matthew Passion with Norrlands-operan. Conducts Figaro’s Wedding at Ópera de Oviedo in Spain.

Stage director Elisabeth Linton

At the Danish National Opera, director Elisabeth Linton staged Tosca (’13) and Eugene Onegin (’03) for which she received the Reumert Talent Award, The Confession Chair (’06), which received a Reumert Award for Best Opera of the Year and Faust (’08). Other shows include Tristan and Isolde Finnish National Opera ’13, Evita Aalborg Theatre, The Three Musketeers and Nabucco The Royal Danish Theatre, Don Giovanni Stadttheater Bern ’11, La bohème Göteborgsoperan, Der Fliegende Holländer Norrlandsoperan, Prosperin Musikfestspiele Sansoussi Potsdam. 


Sung in Italian with Danish surtitles

C. 3 hours incl. interval

Composer W. A. Mozart
Libretto Lorenzo da Ponte

First performance 26 January 1790, Burgtheater, Vienna

The team behind

Benjamin Bayl

Stage director
Elisabeth Linton  

Stage designer

Rikke Juellund

Costume designer

Astrid Lynge Ottosen

Lighting designer
Pia Virolainen


Guglielmo’s fiancée. Dorabella's big sister.
Kate Valentine /
Elin Pritchard 

Ferrando’s fiancée. Fiordiligi’s little sister.
Trine Bastrup Møller /
Astrid Robillard

Fiordiligis fiancée. Ferrando’s best friend.
Jens Søndergaard /
Nicholas Lester 

Dorabella’s fiancée. Guglielmo’s best friend.
Joel Annmo / 
Conny Thimander

Fiordiligi’s and Dorabella’s right hand woman and friend.
Klara Ek /
Berit Barfred Jensen 

Don Alfonso
Guglielmo’s and Ferrando's tutor and friend.
Jonathan Best / 
Andreas Franzèn

Chorus of the Danish National Opera

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Odense Symphony Orchestra
South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Copenhagen Phil

Performance dates

4 February 2015 at the Concert Hall Aarhus 

4 February 7.30 pm 
5 February 7.30 pm
6 February 7.30 pm
7 February 3 pm 
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Tour in DK 4 February – 17 March 2015
Performance dates

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Ticket prices DKK 285-505

Danish National Opera • Concert Hall Aarhus • Skovgaardsgade 2C • DK-8000 Aarhus C
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