Cosi Fan Tutte (3 CD)

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Cosi Fan Tutte (3 CD)
Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa, Agnes Baltsa, Daniela Mazzucato, Stuart Burrows, Thomas Allen
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Colin Davis
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Audio CD (October 26, 2010)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Box set, Live
Label: Opus Arte

Mozart specialist Colin Davis directs an exceptional recording of this witty, sophisticated,compact, comic opera. The superlative cast, including a stellar Kiri Te Kanawa, and the excellent orchestra respond to Davis`s finely polished account of the score, deftly balancing the humanity, irony, pain and humour of Da Ponte`s complex battle of the sexes. Packaged in an attractive clamshell box with full libretto online.
Recorded at the Royal Opera House, London, 27 January 1981.

History

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte

Mozart’s third and final collaboration with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte premiered in 1790. For much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this comedy about testing the ties of young love was rarely seen on stage, its plot being considered “immoral.” Today it is among the most beloved operas in the repertoire.

 

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