period music reflected in the present
Cosė facciamo and here the name challenges the increasingly narrow and ever-repetitious cosė fan tutte musical mainstream in addition strives to bring neglected repertoire back into the concert circuit. It follows the conviction, that any concert should be a spontaneous and dramatic musical experience, rather than a formal museum-like presentation. Elements of staging and the odd surprise action occasionally find their way into cosė facciamo's concerts.
The ensemble performs in a variety of formations, depending on the repertoire, which spans from Renaissance lute songs to contemporary chamber music and includes fully staged Baroque operas. It is especially in this last genre, that cosė facciamo as a touring opera company has built itself a reputation for dramatically stirring productions. The group's own realization of Monteverdi's mature masterpiece L'Incoronzione di Poppea for example has, on invitation, been performed 15 times to date.
Following the obvious and general habit of performing music of one's own time (prevalent at all times save for the 20th century!) the group also ventures into contemporary music, however still utilizing Baroque instruments. It thereby strives to balance and connect innovation with tradition, a quality invariably missing in both extremes of avant-garde expressions or purely historical concerts.