Cosi Fan Tutte

Musicals and Opera (opera, classical)

  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are required to have a paid ticket


Downtown Edinburgh, 2023. Two brothers place a bet on the fidelity of their girlfriends. They leave town, returning disguised as foreign celebrities and woo their lovers. Will the women be tricked into revealing their feminine fickleness? They are thrown into disarray and tested to their limit. First steadfast, then questioning, always aware that everyone is watching. Aria Alba presents Mozart’s high-energy farce, reimagined for contemporary audiences. The bar is set for the sublime and the ridiculous and we observe deception, hypocrisy and infidelity accompanied by glorious music. We are left asking ‘is everyone like this?’

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Accessible entry is on the left from main doors. If not taking the ramp there are a few steps from the pavement to the main door.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Jay Campbell 30 days ago

A thoroughly entertaining and beautifully performed rendition of one of Mozart's most farcical operas, which I went to see twice! Voices were excellent and well cast, the piano accompaniment was consistently brilliant, and the modern-day Edinburgh re-imagining was clever. For those new to opera, the clear colour-coded subtitles (a great touch!) made everything smooth and easy to follow. And of course it packed some great laughs. Keen to see what Aria Alba give us next !

Jim Scott 34 days ago

Very well done! This troupe specializes in giving aspiring opera signers an opportunity to enhance their resumes - a wonderful idea, as opera singers often face the vicious circle of no gigs without experience and no experience without gigs. Performance was generally true to the original - with a few cellphones and climate change activists added - and thoroughly enjoyable. Performance did end at 10:20 rather than 10:00, so plan accordingly. Highly recommended!

Kirsteen Carr 35 days ago

A most enjoyable version of ‘ Cosí Fan Tutte, performed in the beautiful Stockbridge Church. Engaging performances by the cast made this opera very accessible, and would highly recommend it !

Ian 37 days ago

It's really good - obviously the source material helps - and although it's been slightly trimmed, finished at around 10.20pm rather than 10.00pm.

Community singers perform in the original Italian (with sidetitles) to a piano accompaniment. Not every note is got by everyone, but it really really does not matter. Congratulations to everyone involved: the results of a lot of hard work are worth it.

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