Così Fan Tutte, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd
Così Fan Tutte, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo © Mike Hoban

A Tale of Two Cosìs

It’s a case of Così, Cosìas West Australian Opera stages Glyndebourne’s traditional 2006 production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, while a 14-episode, contemporary online production called Quarantine Cosìis delighting viewers. Harriet Cunningham explores why the two wildly different productions are both such hits, and asks how the misogynistic opera is received today.

The four container loads full of costumes, props and sets arrived in Perth just as the world went into lockdown. They’ve been sitting, untouched, for three months but now, at last, the team at West Australian...