Covid Fan Tutte (Satirical Opera From Finnish Opera)
About this opera:
On stage, singers are rehearsing Die Walküre, when they are suddenly interrupted. As management has been laid off and the news of a global virus spreads rapidly, the Wagnerians are suddenly instructed to perform a modern satire on the situation.
Covid fan tutte satirically revisits Mozart's classic opera by adapting its storyline to reflect Finland's experience during the coronavirus crisis. Starring Karita Mattila and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the production lightheartedly follows ordinary Finns’ lives amid press conferences by the government and pandemic experts. The libretto for Covid times is by Minna Lindgren; the music is (almost Protected content % Mozart's.
"I believe we’ll be able to laugh or at least smile at our shared experiences once we see how well they go together with Mozart’s music. This opera is not about a serious illness, people’s fears, or even about death. I hope that the unique magic of Mozart’s opera can make us all stop and enjoy a simple story put to music."
Minna Lindgren, librettist
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