Classical Notes

INO brings Mozart’s most scandalous opera to major venues

Così Fan Tutte has a saucy storyline involving partner-swapping and taking bets on women’s fidelity – and the Irish National Opera’s version with its star soloists promises to be stellar

Sharon Carty (Dorabella) and Anna Devin (Fiordiligi) play the sisters in Così fan Tutte, Mozart’s most notoriously risqué opera

Little genius that he was, Wolfgang Mozart got away with a lot of risqué stuff of a sexual nature in his operas, not least because he had a librettist like Lorenzo da Ponte who was, apparently, a seducer of the first rank. It seems, however, that with the comedy Così fan Tutte they both went overboard together and this may have been the cause of this opera falling out of favour with audiences for well ...