WOLFGANG AMADEUS Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE: Opera Study Guide with Libretto
Cosi fan Tutte [Libretto]: An Opera in Two Acts
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's COSI fan TUTTE COMPLETE LIBRETTO: Cosi fan Tutte Libretto (Opera Journeys Libretto Series)
Cosi fan Tutte in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
Cosi fan Tutte in Full Score (Dover Music
Translated from the Italian, Cosi fan tutte means "That's how all women act"; the libretto, the last of three Lorenzo da Ponte wrote for Mozart, concerns the behavior of women, particularly the behavior of young women in the throes of romantic love. Are they fickle? Are their affections mutable? Their virtue flexible? In Cosi fan tutte, Mozartand Da Ponte answer with resounding affirmatives.In the nearly 200 years since it was first performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Cosi fan tutte has waxed and waned and waxed again in popularity. The music, with its richness of melody, harmony, and texture, and its perfection of form, has never been considered less than brilliant. The libretto, however, has not been as well received as evidenced by attempts in the 19th century to "improve" it, making it more possible to the overly decorous sensibilities of the Victorians.In examining the reaction of 19th-century opera goers, the noted British composer, conductor, and musicologist Spike Hughes laments, "The opera must indeed have seemed to them sadly untypical of the Divine Mozart, who not only seemed to enjoy this trivialities, not to say indecencies, of an exquisitely constructed libretto, but even went so far as to squander an unending stream of lovely music on worthless characters and c...
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Three Mozart Libretti: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così Fan Tutte, Complete in Italian and English (Dover Books on Music)
Three Mozart Libretti: The Marriage of Figaro, Don
Mozart composed three of his greatest operas in collaboration with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. The librettos of these brilliant works are presented here in a format opera enthusiasts will love: excellent line-for-line English translations on pages facing the Italian text. The translators have attempted to present the three operas "as readably and as dramatically as possible, finding the natural or colloquial English phrase" to convey the essential spirit of each work. The result is a handy, readable reference ideal for following a recorded performance or to refresh one's memory before or after a live performance. Introductions, plot synopses, and lists of characters for each opera complete this indispensable companion for any opera-goer or lover of Mozart's music.
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- ASIN: 0486277267
- UPC: 800759277261
Mozart's COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPERA STUDY GUIDE AND LIBRETTO (Opra Classics Library Series)
Mozart's COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPERA STUDY GUIDE AND
A comprehensive STUDY GUIDE AND LIBRETTO for MOZART'S COSÌ FAN TUTTE, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera; Brief Story Synopsis; Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples; a newly translated LIBRETTO with Italian and English Translation side-by-side, with Music Highlight Examples; and Burton D. Fisher's in depth and insightful Commentary and Analysis.
- ASIN: B06XNR42Z8
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Mozart's CosI fan tutte: The Complete Libretto
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Mozart's CosI fan tutte:
For a long time ÊCos° fan tutteÊ was considered scandalous ä which is not entirely surprising if you look at its story. After seeing their fianc©s Guglielmo and Ferrando go off to war two sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella all too rapidly overcome their grief and agree to marry two attractive strangers within the space of just a couple days. Little do the sisters know that the strangers are in fact those same fianc©s in disguise! The whole thing is a plot masterminded by a cynical old philosopher Don Alfonso and a clever maid Despina. Scandalous or not ÊCos° fan tutteÊ has remained one of opera's most contemporary comedies.
- ASIN: B00JW00VKS
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO DON GIOVANNI COSI' FAN TUTTE: Libretti per le opere di Mozart (Italian Edition)
OPD 7013 Mozart-Cosí fan tutte: Italian-English Libretto (Opera d'Oro Grand Tier)
OPD 7013 Mozart-Cosí fan tutte: Italian-English Libretto (Opera
MOZART: Cosí fan tutte (complete opera) Newly translated libretto, program notes, and synopsis. Link to audio tracks.Gundula Janowitz, Hermann Prey, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Reri Grist, Brigitte Fassbaender, Peter Schreier, vocal soloists/Orchestra & Chorus of the Vienna Opera/Karl Böhm, conductorThe newest release in Opera d’Oro’s Grand Tier series is of a live performance at the Salzburg Festival in 1972, with an all-star cast in one of Mozart’s greatest operas. Although everyone agrees today that Così fan tutte is one of the best in the “second tier” of Mozart’s operas, it was so unpopular for over a century that it was not only ignored, but occasionally banned. Beethoven reportedly complained that the subject was not serious enough, and subsequent critics felt the story to be too immoral to produce on a public stage. Certainly Così exhibits a prevailing amorality, even by today’s permissive standards, although modern exception to the tale is more likely to be based on its portrayal of women, not men, as the usual deceivers in love.“Böhm’s conducting is first rate…in the arias, he is a master of working with the cast. The cast is excellent. Janowitz sings with authority and her voice is beautiful, contrasting nicely with Fassbaender’s fine mezzo. Sc...
- ASIN: B00275G6GI
Cosi Fan Tutte: English National Opera Guide 22 (English National Opera Guides)
Cosi Fan Tutte: English National Opera Guide 22
English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. "It was a treat so truly intellectual that every ear and every breast, susceptible of harmony and of impression, was gratified to a degree beyond our power to describe." Thus one of the first London reviews in 1811 of Mozart's beautiful opera, Cosi fan tutte. Its enigmatic mixture of a detached experiment in human foibles and a struggle of sincere emotions has often disturbed audiences: in the last century it was performed under many different titles and extensively bowdlerised. H.C. Robbins Landon observes, however, that Mozart's heartfelt music proves he is openly on the side of the angels (that is, the ladies), not the deceivers, however cynical da Ponte's words alone appear to be. Brian Trowell describes the sophisticated world in which the opera was conceived, while John Stone traces the origins of the libretto to Ancient Greece, medieval Italy and even to China. The text is certainly da Ponte's most original masterpiece and is here presented in a newly revised English version.
- ASIN: 0714538825