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Mozart: Così fan tutte Blu-ray (The Royal Opera) 2010

 

  • A classic story of love under the microscope is given a contemporary perspective in this performance of Mozart’s “school for lovers”. Così fan tutte is a compassionate examination of young love, full of wit and wonderful music which ensure its lasting popularity.

    Jonathan Miller’s production, created for The Royal Opera, brings out the timelessness of this exploration of the human condition, and features many exquisite performances, especially Thomas Allen's unforgettable Don Alfonso.

    Also available on DVD

    Ferrando: Pavol Breslik
    Guglielmo: Stéphane Degout
    Don Alfonso: Thomas Allen 
    Fiordiligi: Maria Bengtsson 
    Despina: Rebecca Evans 
    Dorabella: Jurgita Adamonyte

    Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock 
    Director: Jonathan Miller
    Costume Designer: Sabine Lemaître, in collaboration with Jonathan Miller

    Plus: Cast Gallery

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: LPCM 2.0 and DTS-HD Master Audio Surround
    Format: Blu-ray
    Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO
    Region code: 0 (All Regions)
    Duration: 178 mins
    Year: 2010

  • '... Hengelbrock brings the vivacity for which he is famed. It’s ideal for Così fan tutte where timing and clarity are important. Excellent balance - the harpsichord continuo especially vivid'. Opera Today

    'Thomas Allen's Alfonso and Rebecca Evans's Despina... are impeccable' The Guardian

    "Add the usual excellence of the Covent Garden orchestra conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, who coaxed the perfect balance from them between instruments and singers, and it all added up to an evening of pure joy, both for the audience at Covent Garden and those at some 200 cinemas worldwide which broadcast this live." The Express