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Your Reaction: Mozart’s Così fan tutte live in cinemas 2016

What did you think of the live cinema relay of Jan Philipp Gloger's new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera?

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

17 October 2016 at 10.30pm | 16 Comments

What did you think of Così fan tutte live in cinemas? Let us know via the comments below.


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By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

17 October 2016 at 10.30pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Jan Philipp Gloger, cinema, Da Ponte, opera, Social Media, twitter, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, your reaction

This article has 16 comments

  1. Linda responded on 17 October 2016 at 11:33pm Reply

    First time we've seen an opera live via the cinema. Absolutely brilliant-loved it. And still had the atmosphere of the live theatre. Highly recommend it.

  2. Merv Skinner responded on 17 October 2016 at 11:50pm Reply

    Wow...I had the pleasure of seeing this stunning productions live stream at the SJT Scarborough many superlatives should I use? about magnificent , touching , humerous,sexy, masterful, magical even!...well done did it again!

  3. Gilly Holloway responded on 18 October 2016 at 1:34am Reply

    Brilliantly talented singing in a totally implausible, incongruous production - hated the staging, direction and costumes, such a shame!

  4. Gilly Holloway responded on 18 October 2016 at 1:40am Reply

    Thomas Allen's brilliant comic timing and personality sadly missed in tonight's ill conceived production that failed to impress in spite of some wonderful young and talented artists - what were you trying to do?

  5. Liked the fact that the proudction was relatively low on distracting bling. Still trying to work out if Da Ponte was being demeaning about women or about humanity in general...

  6. If Donald Trump could sing so beautifully we'd forgive him the groping?

  7. Denis Ribeiro responded on 18 October 2016 at 10:29am Reply

    I've seen at least 8 - 10 different productions of this, one of my most favourite operas, over the past 50 years, and this was definitely among the best! Great stuff!

    • That's good to know Denis. I've seen several Cosis - probably not as many as you. It struck me during the opera that this has a bit of the Glyndebourne about it - in that the ensemble was so good. It felt as if a lot of rehearsal had been done. And the singers were so credibly young

  8. Laura Farrell responded on 18 October 2016 at 12:10pm Reply

    I thought it was less demeaning towards women than most productions. They weren't quite treated as stupid and you could see the game taking its toll on the men as the plot progressed. I thought Ms Winter's singing stood out in particular. Very promising future ahead. The whole final scene was very clever.

  9. Tara Zenker responded on 18 October 2016 at 1:49pm Reply

    Totally superb production on every level! Humour, tragedy, sexism, misogyny, feminism, insecurity, human foibles with visually outstanding sets, vibrant fantasy, and such wonderful casting, voices, acting and musical interpretation. You are managing to modernise productions in a way that enhances their meaning. Truly remarkable! Indeed, soul warming.

  10. Noel Patrick responded on 18 October 2016 at 2:36pm Reply

    The fabulous singing made for a very enjoyable perfornance.
    Couldn't make head nor tail of the sets though!
    Without doubt the more traditional staging/costumes etc contribute greatly to the appreciation of Mozart's Opera.
    Nevertheless a great and worthwhile evening out.
    Well done ROH.

  11. A crop of awesome young singers and some veterans grace the stage in this new production of a Mozart classic. #ROHcosi

  12. Tina responded on 18 October 2016 at 4:17pm Reply

    Brilliant cast, fantastic singing, but found the 'theatre in a theatre' staging confusing. Would have worked if Alfonso was a bar manager and the whole piece was built around the bar set.

  13. Geoff Shilvock responded on 19 October 2016 at 1:02pm Reply

    Watching from Dudley, West Midlands. Singing superb and acting too - especially Despina. Sets and costumes were very confusing though. I wasn't too impressed with the production sorry to say.

  14. patrick responded on 19 October 2016 at 3:31pm Reply

    congratulations to ALL involved in this production,. it was wonderful and refreshing to experience a contemporary production that actually DELIVERED this masterpiece (rather than get in the way!!) a devastating comment on HUMANITY!

  15. Robin B. responded on 19 October 2016 at 8:42pm Reply

    Saw dozens of performances of Mozart's finest work over the past 35 years. Mr Kränzle's Alfonso is THE best I've ever seen. Perfectly sung and so cleverly acted. What a great artist he is. The two girls would be far more believable physically if they switched parts (might not be possible vocally though). Production messy and confusing, but with a few very smart ideas.

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