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Così fan tutte (DVD)

Item# 880242725349

Così fan tutte (DVD)

This classy interpretation of Mozart`s Così fan tutte concluded Claus Guth`s Mozart-Da Ponte opera trilogy at the Salzburg Festival. Hosted in the intimate surroundings of the Haus für Mozart, the comic tale of fiancée-swapping is flirtatiously retold by a dynamic cast and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Adam Fischer. Guth`s imaginative production maintains the opera`s musical drama and humor in a contemporary setting, where young men test their lovers in an entertaining game of seduction and temptation.

Performers: Miah Persson, Isabel Leonard, Topi Lehtipuu, Florian Boesch, Bo Skovhus
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Director: Claus Guth
Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:  NR (Not Rated)
Studio: EuroArts
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
Run Time: 191 minutes


Così fan tutte
The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera. Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

The opera is set in Naples. With its natural beauty and abundant sunshine, the city became the equivalent of a tourist destination in the 18th century. It has been suggested that the preponderance of woodwinds in the score is meant to evoke the breezy atmosphere of the seashore.


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