Cosi Fan Tutte is Mozart and Da Ponte’s third opera, a witty tale of deception and trust tested to the limit - a comedy with distinctly serious elements. Can two apparently faithful couples have their affections altered by some apparently harmless deception? Jonathan Miller’s ever-popular production updates the 18th-century to today – while fashions and technology may have changed since Mozart’s time, human behaviour remains as fickle and manipulative as ever. Royal Opera favorite Thomas Allen returns in a strong cast of singers under acclaimed German conductor Thomas Hengelbrock. The title may suggest that it is the way of women to behave this way – 'such is the way they are' – but then it seems to be true of the men too. In this most sophisticated of operas with the most sublime of scores, no one escapes unscathed.