Parlando: The COC Blog

1/27/2014

Inside Opera: Behind the scenes of Così fan tutte


For the past six months, the production department of the Canadian Opera Company has been buzzing in anticipation of our brand new production of Così fan tutte and, step-by-step we were there! Watch our three Inside Opera videos and go behind-the-scenes as we bring this new production of Mozart's wry comedy to life. Learn about the creation of the crisp prep school-inspired costumes, the gorgeous cotton-candy blue ship-wigs, the creation of our curio cabinet and, finally, watch it all come together with the music during rehearsal!

Inside Opera: Constructing Così Part One

Our first video features a visit with Costume Supervisor Sandra Corazza to see the school uniforms and fencing outfits.

Inside Opera: Constructing Così Part Two

Our second video catches the creation of the imposing curio cabinet with Head Scenic Artist Rick Gordon, and our cotton-candy blue wigs with Wig and Make-up Supervisor Sharon Ryman.

Inside Opera: Rehearsing Mozart's School for Lovers

Our third and final Così video focuses on the music and the staging, as we chat with director Atom Egoyan, conductor Johannes Debus, and watch rehearsals with Sir Thomas Allen, Tracy Dahl, Wallis Giunta and Layla Claire.

For more behind-the-scenes looks at Così fan tutte, watch the Toronto Star's video series about the creation of the opera.

Cosi fan tutte runs until February 21, 2014. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Photo: Sir Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso in a screenshot from Inside Opera: Rehearsing Mozart's School for Lovers. Video by Darren Bryant

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001