Currentzis Cosi Fan Tutte

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 (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.]

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Cosi fan tutte (2012/1974)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 15, 2016
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Cosi fan tutte (2012/1974)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Così fan tutte
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 183.45 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 824 Mb

"There's plenty of life and vigour in the performance…Lorengar's Fiordiligi is affectingly interpreted and confidently delivered… Berganza sings with supple phrasing and firm tone… Ryland Davies's Ferrando is keen and pleasing in tone, secure in line, a great improvement on Gedda (Davis), and particularly eloquent in eventually breaking down the vulnerable defences of Lorengar's Fiordiligi. "Un' aura amorosa" would yield to tenderer accents, but the two Second Act arias are faultless in delivery. Krause is a seductive and articulate Guglielmo, Bacquier among the most ebullient of Alfonsos, who makes the most of every opportunity—a performance that brings the singer's very individual presence into the home. Some decorations are offered. The recitative is taken in lively fashion with Jeffrey Tate providing nice touches at the harpsichord. I enjoyed hearing Solti's version again more than I expected, not least because it conveys a sense of joy on all sides in actually performing the piece—that counts for much." – Gramophone
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.
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (John Eliot Gardiner, Amanda Roocroft, Rosa Mannion) (2002/1992)

Mozart - Così fan tutte (John Eliot Gardiner, Amanda Roocroft, Rosa Mannion) (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.06 Gb+7.77 Gb (2xDVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

When this staging was presented in 1992, in various theatres, Gardiner decided to be his own director because he didn't trust any available alternative to be faithful to Da Ponte's and Mozart's original. In the circumstances his was a sensible decision because his deeply discerning stage interpretation perfectly seconds his own musically perceptive reading. His keen understanding of what this endlessly fascinating work is about is made plain in his absorbing essay in the booklet.
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Ivan Fischer, Miah Persson, Topi Lehtipuu) (2006) [BluRay-rip]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Iván Fischer, Miah Persson, Topi Lehtipuu) (2006) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 181 min | 12,6GB
Audio: Italian / AC3 / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Sub: English, German, French, 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 (Franz Welser-Most, Malin Hartelius, Anna Bonitatibus) (2009) [BluRay-rip]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Franz Welser-Möst, Malin Hartelius, Anna Bonitatibus) (2009) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 199 min | 10,8GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

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.
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 (Sylvain Cambreling, Michael Haneke) (2013) [BluRay-rip]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Sylvain Cambreling, Michael Haneke) (2013) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 211 min | 10,9GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
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. In only his second opera production after Don Giovanni in 2006, he presents what ARTE described as a “disillusioned vision of love in an ice-cold, realistic interpretation”.