Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte Fischer

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte - Fischer, Persson, Leonard, Petibon, Skovhus [Salzburg Festival, 2010] [Blu-ray rip]

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte - Fischer, Persson, Leonard, Petibon, Skovhus [Salzburg Festival, 2010] [Blu-ray rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (1.78:1) | 29.970 fps | 191 min | 9,39GB
Audio: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.0 (48 kHz / 3867 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Ivan Fischer) (2009) [Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 27, 2014
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Ivan Fischer) (2009) [Blu-ray]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Iván Fischer) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24128 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 181 min | 44,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3435 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 181 min | 8,73 Gb
Audio: Italian / AC3 / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling) (2013) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 9, 2014
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 201 min | 41.8 Gb
Audio1: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 201 min | 10,9 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Korean

Who loves whom in Così fan tutte, Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s cruelly comic reflection on desire, fidelity and betrayal? Or have the confusions to which the main characters subject one another ensured that in spite of the heartfelt love duets and superficially fleetfooted comedy nothing will work any longer and that a sense of emotional erosion has replaced true feelings? Così fan tutte is a timeless work full of questions that affect us all. The Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke once said that he was merely being precise and did not want to distort reality.

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Georg Solti) [1996]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 1, 2017
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Georg Solti) [1996]

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Georg Solti) [1996]
Classical | DECCA 444 174-2 | TT: 178.39 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 743 MB

It is more than twenty years since Solti last recorded Così for Decca, and if that earlier version was far from ideally cast, this new one more than makes amends. Above all, it has a commanding Fiordiligi in Renée Fleming, who conveys all the tragic vulnerability of this central character. Her performance of the great second-act rondo ‘Per pietà’ would be enough to melt the hardest of hearts. Anne Sofie von Otter and Olaf Bär are in fine form, too; and while Adelina Scarabelli is not exactly a mistress of disguises (she scarcely alters her voice at all for Despina’s part as the mesmeric doctor), her vitality is irresistible. More contentious is the Ferrando of Frank Lopardo. True, he can scale down his voice admirably, but all too often he lacks a genuine sense of line, and his intonation is unreliable.

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1984)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 23, 2017
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1984)

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Arnold Östmann) (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

The old philosopher Don Alfonso enrages his two friends, the officers Ferrando and Guglielmo, with his claim that their fiancées will sooner or later be unfaithful to them - like all women. He proposes a wager, which the two friends accept. They swear on their honour as soldiers that they will prove him wrong and that Dorabella and Fiordiligi are not like “all women”. The immaculately restored eighteenth-century Court Theatre at the country residence of the Swedish Royal Family is the ideal home for period opera. Ever since Drottningholm Court Theatre was rediscovered in the 1920s, it has served as a living memorial to the fabulous extravagance of courtly entertainment and provided the wherewithal for the recreation of the spectacular scenic transformations of the seventeenth and eighteenth century operatic repertoire. The conductor Arnold Östman was appointed Drottningholm’s Artistic Director in 1980 and immediately set about establishing a Drottningholm Mozart style, attempting to recapture an authentic flavour through detailed historical research and the use of period instruments. He collaborates with German producer Willy Decker on this ever-popular Mozart comedy with an extensively rehearsed cast of young Swedish singers who “…proved a triumph of stylish teamwork, with singers and orchestra listening to each other, almost as it were breathing together.” (Daily Telegraph)
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Riccardo Muti) (2015/1983) [BluRay-rip]

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Riccardo Muti) (2015/1983) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 188 min | 10,2 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

[quoteRiccardo Muti had made a sensational Salzburg début in 1971 and this Così fan tutte was his first Mozart opera at the festival. It was acclaimed by both the general public and international critics, who were virtually unanimous in their praise of the aesthetic quality of the production. Muti was praised for his authoritative approach to Mozart’s music, while the remarkably homogeneous team of international soloists was equally applauded. The singers form an admirably cohesive ensemble and all of them are outstanding Mozart singers. The production became a staple at the Salzburg Festival and hugely popular with audiences. Muti gives both the musicians and the audience time to appreciate Mozart’s music in all its beauty, formal mastery and, above all, in the endless variety of its depiction of human foibles. The Vienna Philharmonic’s playing is well sprung and relaxed, but always imbued with great intensity.]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Teodor Currentzis) (2014)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 6, 2016
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Teodor Currentzis) (2014)

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Teodor Currentzis)
Classical | Sony 88765466162 | 2014 | TT: 177:35 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 770 Mb

Sony Classical continues its major Mozart opera project with conductor Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra & choir MusicAeterna. A ‘no-compromise’ studio recording cycle of Mozart’s three Da Ponte operas. Living in a unique artistic community established on the edge of Siberia, the musicians work and record under ideal conditions towards Currentzis’ stated goal “to show what can be achieved if you avoid the factory approach of the classical music mainstream”. The soloists’ vocal technique is also markedly different to modern operatic interpretation, with a focus on intimacy and clarity, a use of vibrato remarkably restrictive even by today’s ‘period practice’ standards as well as an approach to melodic ornamentation derived from historic sources which cannot be heard in other performances of these works.
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2014/2000) [BluRay-rip]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2014/2000) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arhaus Musik | Sub: English, French, Japanese

Nikolaus Harnoncourt is one of the few true stars among conductors worldwide. Performances like the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra enable him to reach an audience of millions, displaying the characteristic passion and fiery intensity that identify him, first and foremost, as a true servant of his art. His first opera production dates from 1971, when he conducted Monteverdi‘s “Il ritorno d‘Ulisse in patria” at the Theater an der Wien, and soon after this he embarked on a fruitful cooperation with Jean-Pierre Ponnelle at the Zurich Opera. Harnoncourt has maintained his close connection with the Zurich Opera to this day. Arthaus Musik presents two of his legendary Zurich productions in this unique Opera Collection. Staged by the famous director Jürgen Flimm, with renowned stars of the opera scene as Cecilia Bartoli, Rodney Gilfry, Liliana Nikiteanu and Roberto Saccà, this recordings are true highlights of Maestro Harnoncourt‘s work.
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Edita Gruberova, Teresa Stratas, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Luis Lima) [2006 / 1988]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Edita Gruberova, Teresa Stratas, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Luis Lima) [2006 / 1988]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.96 Gb + 7.31 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 209 min

This is a movie version of Cosi in which the performers lip synch to a pre-recorded sound track. I expected it to detract mightily from the quality of the production, but it doesn't for two reasons. First, the lip synching is just about flawless. I don't recall seeing lips moving without the words matching (although there's a slight change in the tone of the audio as the singing starts and the soundtrack switches to "pre-recorded" mode). Second, the director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle gathered a first-rate group of performers, led by the great Edita Gruberova as Fiordiligi. Gruberova's "Per pieta" is reason alone to see (and hear) this production.By Toni Bernhard
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Daniel Barenboim, Lella Cuberli, Cecilia Bartoli) [1990]

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Daniel Barenboim, Lella Cuberli, Cecilia Bartoli)
Classical | Erato 2292-45475-2 | 1990 | TT: 177 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 665 MB

In the early 1990s Daniel Barenboim recorded the three Da Ponte operas with the Berlin Philharmonic. The BPO had played "Figaro" and "Don Giovanni" many times, but this was the first time that the group had ever tackled "Cosi fan tutte." Perhaps that is why they sound so fresh and energized under the thoughtful baton of Barenboim. Mozart's operas are usually performed with a small chamber or opera house orchestra, but this time the score of "Cosi" (which has so many beautiful, subtle touches, and is almost a celebration of beauty itself) is given the full treatment of perhaps the greatest orchestra in the world. While the resulting sound is somewhat "bigger" and more "lush" than is usual, Barenboim does manage to keep things appropriately light and "classical," just as he has so successfully done in the piano concertos which he is recording with the BPO.