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Mozart: Cosi fan tutte / Hartelius, Bonitatibus, Welser-Most [Blu-ray]

Mozart / Welser-most / Oczo / Hartelius / Bechtolf
Release Date: 05/25/2010 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101496  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anna BonitatibusJavier CamarenaMalin HarteliusMartina Jankova,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House OrchestraZurich Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Fiordiligi – Malin Hartelius
Dorabella – Anna Bonitatibus
Despina – Martina Janková
Ferrando – Javier Camarena
Guglielmo – Ruben Drole
Don Alfonso – Oliver Widmer

Zurich Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger)
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Sven-Eric Bechtolf, stage director
Rolf Glittenberg, set designer
Marianne Glittenberg, costume designer
Jürgen Hoffmann, lighting designer

Recorded
Read more live from the Opernhaus Zürich, 2009.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 200 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)

Jealous men and unreliable women: Mozart’s “Opera buffa” Così fan tutte is a masterpiece of its genre. This operatic gem which is part comedy, part tragedy is a wry study in love, manipulation and trust. After having cooperated twice before (Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni) Così fan tutte was the third and last collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is a clear-sightedly view of the confusion of human relations and opens up an abyss that seems to go far beyond the framework of a “Dramma giocoso”. In the tension between love and passion, security and selfnegation, faithfulness and betrayal, the couples get lost in emotional chaos. Mozart illustrates these diverse emotions with his sublime music which is in turn poignant and stoic, heartfelt and romantic.

A fine cast enriches Mozart’s stirring music. Under Franz Welser-Möst’s fabulous conducting this production of the Zurich Opera House is setting musical standards. In conjunction with the director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, he has developed into one of the leading teams in contemporary music theater. A great score, a famous production and wonderful singers: this Così fan tutte live recorded at the famous Zurich Opera House is a ‘must see’ for opera lovers.

“Franz Welser-Möst’s conducting sets the tone: relaxed but attentive, focused on the individual soloists’ voices but at the same time with an ear for the overall tonal range of the orchestra …” Neue Zürcher Zeitung
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Works on This Recording

1. Così fan tutte, K 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anna Bonitatibus (Mezzo Soprano), Javier Camarena (Voice), Malin Hartelius (Soprano),
Martina Jankova (Soprano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Ruben Drole (Voice)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Opernhaus Zürich 

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