Riccardo Muti has set up a co-production between Naples and Vienna to enable him to return to the Staatsoper with a Mozart opera directed by his daughter, Chiara.
During a press conference today (4th November 2017) at the historic Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Director of the Vienna State Opera, Dominique Meyer, along with the General Director and the Artistic Director of the Teatro San Carlo Rosanna Purchia and Paolo Pinamonti announced a joint project between both houses.
The coproduction of Mozart’s Così fan tutte under the musical direction of Riccardo Muti and staged by his daughter Chiara Muti will premiere in Naples in November 2018 – the Vienna premiere will take place in May 2020. The set is designed by Leila Fteita and the costumes by Alessandro Lai – the Viennese cast will be announced in early 2019
at the season’s preview press conference.
For the premiere of Così fan tutte Riccardo Muti will return to the conductor’s stand of the Vienna State Opera after 12 years, secured by Dominique Meyer during a guest performance in Japan last year. “It was wonderful for me to see how much Riccardo Muti enjoyed working with our orchestra at the guest performances in Japan last
autumn. And we are all thrilled that on this occasion we were able to arrange his return to the Wiener Staatsoper with a joint new production of ‘Così fan tutte’” – Dominique Meyer.