Columns linked to Così fan tutte - Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (2022)

Trilogia Mozart - Da Ponte: A great idea with many problems

Xavier Pujol

The idea of creating a ‘trilogy’ with the three operas that Mozart composed with libretti by Lorenzo Da Ponte is fantastic. Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte were composed one after the other, a few years apart. There are numerous musical connections between them and more than one underlying dramatic connection as well. Bringing together a kind of ‘Mozart Marathon’ – nine hours’ worth of opera – by presenting the three...