Mozart: La finta semplice
2 June 2018, 7.30pm - Birmingham Town Hall
Classical Opera returns to Birmingham Town Hall with a concert performance of Mozart’s first full-length opera, La finta semplice.
Written when the composer was just twelve years old, the opera is based on a sparkling comedy by Carlo Goldoni, and combines situations of great comic invention and genuine humour with music of extraordinary beauty, energy and psychological insight. Ian Page directs a superb international cast of world-class young singers, headed by the rapidly emerging Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann, who recently launched a solo recording contract with Sony Classical with a highly acclaimed disc of Mozart arias.
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Cremona, Northern Italy, 1768. Fracasso and Simone, two soldiers, want to marry Giacinta and Ninetta, but cannot do so without the consent of Giacinta’s eccentric brothers, Cassandro and Polidoro. When Fracasso’s sister, Rosina, arrives, a plot is hatched – but can she soften the misogynistic brothers and make them recognise the pleasures of love…?