West Sussex Opera Return With Cosi Fan Tutti – July 2012

Following their successful productions of ‘Hansel & Gretel’ (December) and ‘Dido and Aeneas ‘(March), WSO return with Mozarts most popular comic opera ‘Cosi Fan Tutti’. WSO will bring a night of sheer delight not to mention Fianceé Swapping under the baton of renowned tenor Jon Grave.

Two rascals decide to put their lovely fiancées to the test and pretend to be conscripted and go away to war. Secretly they return in disguise and try to woo each other’s girl with hilarious results – this great opera is up their with any Whitehall Farce. But Whitehall farces don’t also give you the Mozart’s wonderful music.

The company was formed by Artistic Director and tenor Jon Grave, who performs worldwide in famous concert venues; on major film soundtracks, Radio, TV and solo recordings. Classic FM said ‘one impressive tenor’. Through his work lecturing at the University of Chichester and Prebendal School, the company has formed strong educational ties, providing opportunities for local talented musicians to perform in the chorus and alongside the professional orchestra.  
Principal Guest Conductor Rachel Grave is an exceptional cellist, film composer and has conducted the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Her award winning work has lead to her music being heard in cinemas all over the world.

Soloists have performed at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and with other top international opera companies.

‘Cosi Fan Tutti’ takes place from 7.30-10.00 (bar opens 6:30pm):

Fri 13th July at West Wittering Memorial Hall.

Sat 14th July at the beautiful Assembly rooms, Chichester

Tickets cost £5-20 at West Wittering and £6-£25 at Chichester Assembly Rooms. These prices include concessionary discounts and half price for under 16’s.

Tickets are available online at www.wsopera.com – book in advance for special ticket offers.

Disabled access is available

Area – South East

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