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Saturday, February 7, 2015 Permalink

At the Opera, Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

  
Così fan tutte is an Italian-language opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart first performed on January 26, 1790, at the Wiener Burgtheater in
Vienna, Austria. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, who also wrote
Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Although it is commonly held that Così fan
tutte was written and composed at the suggestion of the Emperor Joseph II,
recent research does not support this idea. There is evidence that Mozart's
contemporary Antonio Salieri tried to set the libretto but left it unfinished. The
title, Così fan tutte, literally means "Thus do all [women]" and is
popularly used to mean "Women are like that".  This 1974 recording stars Montserrat Caballe
and Nicolai Gedda. Sir Colin Davis conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:09pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cosi fan tutte BUY Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Sir Colin Davis, conductor
11:00pm
11:23pm
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Dolce e calmo BUY ; Arturo Basile, conductor
11:30pm
Bellini: Norma, opera: Casta Diva BUY RAI; Arturo Basile, conductor
11:37pm
Bellini: Norma, opera: Ah! bello a me ritorna BUY from Simply Callas; composed by Bellini
11:39pm
Puccini: TOSCA: Recondita armonia BUY RCA Mario Lanza
11:42pm
Puccini: TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle BUY RCA; Ray Sinatra, conductor Mario Lanza
11:46pm
Leoncavallo: Vesti la giubba [from "The Great Caruso"] BUY RCA
11:50pm
Peccia: Lolita, serenata spagnola for voice & orchestra BUY RCA
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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