Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

I’ve been looking forward to reviewing the Garden Opera’s adaptation of Cosi Fan Tutte all week, so I’m pretty aghast when I find out that it’s nearly sold out. Lindsay, who does publicity for Pelham House’s events tells me all about it. Punters, in black tie and evening dresses, are fed a meal from Lewes’ finest restaurant on the gravely bit outside the building, and then meander down the bank to their seats to see the opera. The production is performed by a touring company who specialise in outside events in the summer. They have relocated Mozart’s great comedy to an upmarket seaside hotel on the coast during the Boer War. Two soldiers pretend to go off to fight, but return dressed up as big game hunters to test the fidelity of their wives by trying to get off with the wrong one. All this amidst jolly games of croquet in the garden. A quintessentially English performance in a quintessentially English setting.

Well the good news is we’ve got hold of the last two tickets and we are going to give them away, with a meal at Circa thrown in, to one lucky reader. To stand a chance of winning, simply answer the question below. It’s slightly more difficult than ‘Who wrote Cosi Fan Tutte a) Mozart, b) Eminem, c) Johnny Cash type of thing. Here it is. What was Mozart’s father called? No cheating on Google.
Entries to info@vivalewes.com

Win two free tickets for Cosi Fan Tutte at Pelham House,
with a Circa meal thrown in

Pelham House, St Andrews Lane, Lewes
When? 7pm for 7.30pm performance (food in the interval)
How Much? Free to the winner (normally £55 per head)

Competition closes 3.30pm Thursday. Send answers into info@vivalewes.com. Remember the black tie dress code. Good luck.