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Così fan tutte [Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (‘All Women do the Same, or The School for Lovers’)]locked

  • Julian Rushton

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Opera buffa in two acts, K588, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte; Vienna, Burgtheater, 26 January 1790.

Così fan tutte was commissioned following the successful revival of Le nozze di Figaro in August 1789. The libretto is original; there is no hard evidence for the theory that it was based on a recent Viennese scandal. It has a mythological and literary ancestry in the Procris story, and in Boccaccio, Shakespeare (...

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no. in Köchel, 1862; for items not in 1862 edn, no. from 2/1905 or 3/1937 given