By suehutton

They all do it

Inside Olivia's at the Outwoods. We went there as a brief respite after welcoming Sanjay from the Garage Door Company in Leicester who measured up and quoted for electrical rollover doors. I shall be so pleased when they're installed because at the moment, it's difficult for me to move them. Len grumped at the cost but since I'm paying, it was hard for him to resist.

Then we went to the Outwoods where Basil had a run and I feasted on smoked salmon and scrambled egg to make up for a lack of dinner in the evening. BECAUSE, Helen and I returned to Nottingham for Opera North's Così fan Tutte, by Mozart of course.

It was a fabulous production sung in English also with sub titles on the screens. The cast of six were confident actors as well as superb singers. I was so tempted to join in with Despina in Una Donna a Quindici Anni. And I think they enjoyed it too which communicated itself with the audience.

I think this season must have focused on the theme of women's fidelity because that is what Così fan Tutte is all about. A cynical older man persuades his two young friends to go away ostensibly on active service but really for 24 hours and bets them that their fiancées will prove unfaithful to them in that time.

The plot unfolds as you might expect although at the end, Don Alfonso advises his young friends to live and let live.

Interesting isn't it, that the mores of the time expect women to be unfaithful while not repudiating the men who set out to seduce them.

Helen noticed that the women's dresses kept dressing down as the action
proceeded. Ultimately Dorabella's dress had no sleeves making her look somewhat more like a slattern. Dorabella had been the first to 'give way.'

Sign in or get an account to comment.