Cambridge Summer Music Festival
Mozart’s Così fan tutte
Friday 15 July, 6.30pm
Dry Drayton, CB23 8BA
Wild Arts Ensemble
P Burton-Morgan director
Clare Packham associate director
Chantal Short designer
Orlando Jopling conductor’
Ella Taylor Fiordiligi
Martha Jones Dorabella
Joanna Songi Despina
Richard Dowling Ferrando
Gareth Brynmore John Guglielmo
Eddie Wade Don Alfonso
75-minute picnic interval. Gardens open from 4pm
A special drinks reception for Friends of the Festival will take place during the interval of this concert. Find out more about the Friends of CSM.
Wander in the romantic gardens of Childerley Hall and then gather in Childerley’s beautiful 19th century Long Barn for a performance of Mozart’s much-loved opera – Così fan tutte. This delightful comedy of young lovers tying themselves in romantic knots is given a new lease of life in this brand-new production, transposing the action to 1970s Cambridge (yes, Cambridge!) where a bunch of buttoned up students are about to get a tutorial in love making.
Sung in English, using a new translation by Jeremy Sams and featuring six eminent chamber musicians, this is a fresh realisation by Orlando Jopling and the Wild Arts Ensemble.
Jopling works as a guest at the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet and was Associate Conductor of English National Ballet until 2020. He has conducted over 25 opera productions in Britain and Europe.
Childerley Gardens will be open for pre-performance and interval picnics.
In conjunction with Childerley Hall
Generously supported by the Jenkins family
Tickets: £20, £35, £40 plus booking fee
“Thank you very much for Così fan tutte – what a wonderful performance… the combination of wonderful music, skilful and lighthearted acting, and compelling storytelling were marvellous.”