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Così fan tutte

Love doesn't play by the rules

Her Majesty's Theatre

29 Aug - 07 Sep 2024


From $75*

Performance dates:
Thursday 29 August, 7.30pm
Saturday 31 August, 7.30pm
Thursday 5 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 7 September, 2.00pm

Premium: $185
A Reserve: Adult $145, Concession* $130.50
B Reserve: Adult $115, Concession* $103.50
C Reserve: Adult $75, Concession* $67.50

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At a luxurious Italian resort, two devoted and adoring couples embark on a holiday to remember, one that will change their lives forever.

Cynical bachelor Don Alfonso places a bet with friends Guglielmo and Ferrando that their girlfriends, sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, will not remain faithful in the face of temptation. As the boys slip into disguise and set out to win the bet by seducing the other’s partner, the will and commitment of the girls is put to the ultimate test leading to unforeseen surprises and revelations.

As passions burn hotter than the Neapolitan sun, a hilarious and compelling story unfolds full of seduction, jealousy and broken promises. Love and loyalty are unexpectedly pushed to the limits as the couples struggle to understand what lies deep within their hearts.

State Opera South Australia proudly presents the sumptuous and steamy production that wowed Brisbane audiences last year. With a cheeky hint of HBO’s The White Lotus, Mozart’s classic Così fan tutte (or The School for Lovers) seamlessly blends heavenly music, searing wit and themes of humanity with a contemporary take on this classic opera.

Conducted by State Opera’s own Artistic Director Dane Lam and directed by Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director Patrick Nolan, the production features the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and a star-studded cast of internationally renowned performers.

South Australians Sky Ingram and Nicholas Lester feature as Fiordiligi and Guglielmo, along with Anna Dowsley and Kyle Stegall making their company debuts as Dorabella and Ferrando. Joining them as the meddlesome Don Alfonso is Christopher Hillier along with Jessica Dean as maid Despina.

Who will triumph in this game of love?


“Funny, fancy and fizzy… an absolute cracker”


“A triumph”

Australian Stage

“Love and laughter go hand in hand”

Our Partners

Dane Lam
Patrick Nolan
Associate Director
Laura Hansford
Set & Costume Designer
Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Designer
Bernie Tan

Sky Ingram
Anna Dowsley
Nicholas Lester
Kyle Stegall
Don Alfonso
Christopher Hillier
Jessica Dean

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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This Opera Queensland production first premiered on 10 August 2023 in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Duration 2h 50m (including interval)
  • Interval 20m
  • Suitability PG - Sexual references, mature themes
    • Italian
  • Surtitles English
  • Hearing Loop Yes
  • Accessible Venue Yes