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At The Opera, Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte, May 27, 2017

  

Così fan tutte is an Italian-language opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first performed on January 26, 1790 at the 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]" but is usually translated into English as "Women are like that".

Cast:

Fiordiligi – Renee Fleming

Dorabella – Anne Sofie Von Otter

Ferrando – Frank Lopardo

Gugielmo – Olaf Bar

Sir Georg Solti - conductor

Decca - 1996

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:09pm
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte BUY ; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
11:00pm
11:19pm
Leontyne Price: La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall
11:24pm
Leontyne Price: Ride On, King Jesus BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall
11:26pm
Giacomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly: Tu, Tu, piccolo iddio BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall; composed by Giacomo Puccini
11:29pm
Leontyne Price: Porgy And Bess: Summertime BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall
11:31pm
Puccini: TOSCA: Vissi d'arte BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall; composed by Puccini
11:35pm
Cilea: Andriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall; composed by Cilea
11:38pm
Puccini: La rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall; composed by Puccini
11:41pm
Puccini: Madame Butterfly: Un bel di BUY from Return to Carnegie Hall; composed by Puccini
11:45pm
Wagner: Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isolde s Liebestod) Tristan und Isolde BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
11:52pm
Puccini: Nessun dorma! Turandot BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Puccini

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