Cosi Fan Tutte
is on from May 17 to 19, and Mary Queen of Scots on May 18 and 20.
Cosi Fan Tutte
returns tomorrow after Puccini's Manon Lescaut, and is followed by Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice on Saturday.
And a revival of the popular Mozart work Cosi fan tutte
, premiered in spring 2000, completes this season's line-up.
While Mozart productions like Cosi fan tutte
, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute require young agile voices, Wagner's operas, which include The Flying Dutchman, need more mature voices.
Warwick Arts Centre hosts Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte
tonight and Saturday, while tomorrow brings what really is a must-see, Donizetti's Mary, Queen of Scots, with a scintillating pair of protagonists in Queen Elizabeth I and the eponymous Scottish Queen, and a brilliantly-shaped orchestral contribution.
To date, Rene Jacobs has recorded three of Mozart's greatest operas for Harmonia Mundi: Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte
and La clemenza di Tito.
There will be four performances of Rigoletto, three of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte
and one of The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek during the season which runs until May 25.
Previous productions by him for WNO have included A Masked Ball and Cosi Fan Tutte
, both receiving what might be termed a mixed reception.
London Opera Players also head to Stratford with a double bill of classical music, including Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte
and Verdi's lyrical comic opera Falstaff.
Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte
with its tiny cast and dispensable chorus is an ideal vehicle for touring companies, and perhaps it runs the risk of being done to death.
The other two shows, Cosi fan tutte
and La boheme, unfortunately didn't quite measure up for a variety of reasons.
In Cincinnati this summer to sing Despina in Cosi fan tutte
, Paulin returns to the Canadian Opera Company as Thibault in the French version of Don Carlos (Oct.