1:39:52 COVID FAN TUTTE – Finnish National Opera and Ballet

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On stage, singers are rehearsing Die Walküre, when they are suddenly interrupted. As management has been laid off and the news of a global virus spreads rapidly, the Wagnerians are suddenly instructed to perform a modern satire on the situation.

Covid fan tutte satirically revisits Mozart’s classic opera by adapting its storyline to reflect Finland’s experience during the coronavirus crisis. Starring Karita Mattila and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the production lightheartedly follows ordinary Finns’ lives amid press conferences by the government and pandemic experts. The libretto for Covid times is by Minna Lindgren; the music is (almost) 100% Mozart’s.

Streamed on OperaVision on 16 October 2020 at 19:00 CET and available for 4 months: https://operavision.eu/en/library/per…

Despina: Karita Mattila
Fiordiligi: Miina-Liisa Värelä
Don Alfonso: Tommi Hakala
Dorabella: Johanna Rusanen
Ferrando: Tuomas Katajala
Guglielmo: Waltteri Torikka
Interface manager: Sanna-Kaisa Palo
Mouzart: Ylermi Rajamaa
Covid virus: Natasha Lommi
Sign language interpreter: Outi Huusko

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Text: Minna Lindgren, after Da Ponte
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Director: Jussi Nikkilä