© Ellen Goegebuer

COSÌ

DESCHONECOMPANIE / Muziektheater Transparant
21.01.2020

In Così, director Tom Goossens and pianist Wouter Deltour (DESCHONECOMPANIE) set to work with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s opera Così fan tutte.

Two actors, two classical singers, a pianist and a violinist take to the stage. Each of them plays a role in this story. Together they discuss and philosophise about the nature of physical trust. Don Alfonso, philosopher and pianist, claims that the two young men’s lovers will not be able to stay faithful to them in their absence. The men demand proof to the contrary, and together they set up an experiment. Despina, chamber maid and violinist, on the other hand, introduces the women to the joys of free love. Do the results prove Don Alfonso’s claims? Can love even be distilled into a structure at all?

Accompanied by pianist Wouter Deltour, director Tom Goossens presents an adaptation of the three Mozart-Da Ponte operas. Inventive props, captivating performances and impressive singing make Don Juan, Così, and Le Nozze a fresh introduction to opera for a new and young audience.

Credits

REGIE, TEKSTBEWERKING & CONCEPT/ MISE EN SCÈNE, ADAPTATION DU TEXTE & CONCEPT / DIRECTION, TEXT ADAPTATION & CONCEPT Tom Goossens MUZIKALE LEIDING / DIRECTION MUSICALE / MUSICAL DIRECTION Wouter Deltour SPEL / JEU / PERFORMANCE Carine Van Bruggen, Arne Luiting, Annelies Van Gramberen, Jokke Martens, Clara Cleymans, Wouter Deltour SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Geert Vanoorlé, Tom Goossens BEELD / IMAGE / IMAGE Ellen Goegebuer TECHNIEK & LICHTONTWERP / TECHNIQUE & CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / TECHNICS & LIGHT DESIGN Johannes Ringoot MUZIEKDRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGIE MUSICALE / MUSICAL DRAMATURGY Lalina Goddard FOTO'S / PHOTOS Leontien Allemeersch KOSTUUM / COSTUME Marij De Brabandere KOSTUUMASSISTENTIE / ASSISTANCE AU COSTUME/ COSTUME ASSISTANCE Els Van Buggenhout, Marie Mignolet MASKER / MASQUE/ MASK Lotte STEK PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTION DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Ruth Sarens, Hugo Gérard MET DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS À / THANKS TO Raphaël Vandeweyer, Lod Muziektheater, Cc De Grote Post, Bronks, Kask Drama, Gwenda Dispersyn, Ruben Lefever PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Deschonecompanie & Muziektheater Transparant | Translab COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Operadagen Rotterdam & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen IN SAMENWERKING MET / EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH Lod Muziektheater & KASK Drama MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF De Vlaamse Overheid