Michael Tanner

Scratching the surface

Così fan tutte; Summer Concert<br />Royal Opera House

Così fan tutte; Summer Concert
Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera, for its last revival of the season, got Jonathan Miller to make over his 1995 production of Così fan tutte, everyone’s favourite Mozart opera these days, owing to its sceptical view of sexual relationships, combined with a subtle acknowledgement of how painful we often find it to be as fickle as we are, how unwilling we are to be so much at the mercy of our impulses.

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