Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” from the Aix-en-Provence festival 2016, starring Sandrine Piau (Despina), Lenneke Ruiten (Fiordiligi), Kate Lindsey (Dorabella), Rod Gilfry (Alfonso), Nahuel di Pierro (Guglielmo) and Joel Prieto (Ferrando).
Louis Langrée conducts the Freiburger Barockorchester, the staging is by Christophe Honoré. Further production details can be found on the Aix festival website, the video stream of the production is available through ARTE.
I repeat the warning from the announcement: this production addresses – whether for good or for bad remains to be seen – racism and misogyny explicitly. I have been informed that during the beginning of this staging, there is a rape scene. If you don’t want to see that, skip the first few minutes and we will post the minute mark of when the scene is over. The production does, however, contain some additional racist/sexual violence.