Così fan tutte  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti, (Eng: "They all do it" or "They are all like that") opera buffa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a bawdy film by Tinto Brass. Mozart took as a theme "fiancée swapping" which dates back to the 13th century, with notable earlier versions being those of Boccaccio's Decameron and Shakespeare's play Cymbeline. Elements from Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew are also present. Furthermore, it incorporates elements of the myth of Procris as found in Ovid.

Although the title is usually translated into English as "They All Do It", Italian speakers will notice that the word "Tutte" has a feminine ending on it. The title can thus be translated as "All Women Do It" (i.e. cheat), or even "Women are all the same".




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