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Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Pritchard, Glyndebourne Festival 1975

Mozart / Glyndebourne Festival Opera / Slack
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 102309  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anson AustinSylvia LindenstrandHelena DöseDaniele Perriers,   ... 
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The morale of Mozart's dramma giocoso is clear: fidelity in women is like an Arabian phoenix; everybody says it exists, nobody knows where. Leaving this defamatory statement aside, Cosi fan tutte is Mozart's most beautiful ensemble opera ever written and a magnificent example of his wit at work.

The Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Cosi have a special relationship: by the middle of the 20th century performances of the opera had become relatively rare owing to its salaciousness, whereas in Glyndebourne Cosi became standard repertoire at a very early stage. In addition, the first audio recording of this opera was made at Glyndebourne (then conducted by Fritz Busch).

This engaging and witty production of 1975 has
Read more been singled out by many Mozart connoisseurs for its colourful set, fabulous costumes and abundance of humour in its character portrayals. With sterling performances from the likes of Helena Dose and Thomas Allen, and a carefully remastering, it is a highlight of Arthaus' catalog.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fiordiligi – Helena Doese
Dorabella – Sylvia Lindenstrand
Despina – Danièle Perriers
Guglielmo – Thomas Allen
Ferrando – Anson Austin
Don Alfonso – Frantz Pétri

Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Pritchard, conductor

Adrian Slack, stage director
Emanuele Luzzati, set designer
Robert Bryan and Hedley Versey, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1975

Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Menu languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Subtitle languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running Time: 157 mins
Region Code: 0 (All Region)

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Works on This Recording

Cosě fan tutte, K 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anson Austin (Tenor), Sylvia Lindenstrand (Mezzo Soprano), Helena Döse (Soprano),
Daniele Perriers (Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone), Franz Petri (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 

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