Scottish Opera
Così fan tutte

St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

Thu 9 Sept 7pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Duration: approx. 3 hours
With 30 minutes interval

Don Alfonso


Half-price tickets for people in full time education. Student ID will be required on admittance

Scottish Opera Cosi Fan Tutte

Photo credit: James Glossop - Margo Arsan, Arthur Bruce, Shenzi Ren & Charlie Drummond in Cosi fan tutte James

Scottish Opera return to the festival with a lightly staged concert performance of Cosi fan tutte, the third and last of Mozart’s great collaborations with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte.

Don Alfonso, the opera’s cynically manipulating master of ceremonies, declares ‘They (women) are all the same’ and bets Ferrando and Guglielmo he can prove that their fiancées will be unfaithful. The two agree to the challenge, but will the cynic be proved right or will love endure?

The complex, sometimes disturbing psychology of human relationships is the subject of this subtlest of comedies. Scottish Opera has brought together some of our finest young singers to bring the sophistication and profundity of Mozart’s glorious score to life.

'A triumph thanks to sparky soloists' *****
There's a mutual electricity among this sparky team that makes this live performance sizzle from start to finish.'

The Scotsman

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington below.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington

The Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin is one of the great ecclesiastical buildings of mediaeval Scotland, founded in 1380 and known for centuries as "The Lamp of Lothian".

It was severely damaged in the 16th Century during Henry VIII's 'Rough Wooing' of Scotland, and after the Reformation only the nave was used as a parish church, with the choir and tower remaining roofless.

It was finally restored to its former glory in the 1970s, and is Scotland's longest church as well as one of its most beautiful, with a wonderfully warm, resonant acoustic.

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington


St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington
EH41 4BZ

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5-8 mins walk from the church.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.

Getting there by car

Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the second exit to Haddington – St Mary’s is signposted from the main road. Look to the South, and you will see the old church tower in the distance.



There is free on-street parking 100m from the church, on the road, and throughout the town.

Only disabled parking is allowed in the church grounds. There are 3 disabled spaces for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. First come, first served.


Tarmac and gravel

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Access is via the North Side (side) door, available 30 minutes before concert. Press bell for assistance. Level access into venue.

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