The opera's penultimate scene, the duet between Ferrando and Fiordiligi, begins as an aria of steadfast resolve, then moves through surprise, passionate protestation and the most tender supplication, ending in jubilation. Nowhere in opera is there a finer or more human musical depiction of such a transformation. The quality of the arias is just as vertiginous, with one extraordinary individual aria coming about three-quarters of the way through.
Da Ponte's text here overflows with guilt and remorse, and a frail attempt to hope that her constancy might drive away her hateful desires.
But Album) in Figaro the Countess's references to constancy turned her around, giving her hope and optimism, here Fiordiligi's attempt at resolve only leads her back Così Fan Tutte - Glyndebourne Festival* - 50th Anniversary Album (Vinyl "vergogna e LP shame and horror.
Da Ponte and Mozart have recognised and exploited the unbearable poignancy of Fiordiligi's solitary confrontation with a seemingly cruel world, devoid of moral or spiritual guidance. The Enlightenment, it seems, has failed her. Here is the crux of Cosi Fan Tutte. For Mozart and Da Ponte, the rigorous disciplines of the Age of Reason were, however important, inadequate. At the end of the opera, Don Alfonso makes his "pupils" in his School for Lovers recite his philosophy: "Happy is he who takes the right side of everything, and through all tribulations lets Reason guide him.
Box office: Jane Glover is the author of Mozart's Women Pan. Classical music. Hello, cruel world. With its mismatched couples and absurd plot, Cosi Fan Tutte is thought of as Mozart's 'frivolous' opera. But it hides a darker truth: the composer's doubts about the Enlightenment.
By Jane Glover. It is the last of his three operas with librettist Lorenzo da Pontethe first two being The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni They accept, agree to follow his instructions, and plan how to use their winnings. Fiordiligi and Dorabella gaze lovingly at the locket portraits of their lovers. Ferrando and Guglielmo, too, arrive only to bid the sisters a tearful farewell. The sisters and Don Alfonso wish them a safe journey.
After Dorabella rages at Fate, Album), Despina advises them to enjoy themselves and do what men would do in the same situation: find new lovers. Don Alfonso, afraid that the shrewd Despina will ruin his plan, promises her a reward if she will help introduce two gentlemen to the ladies. The sisters angrily order them out, and when the men declare their adoration, they are outraged. Guglielmo demonstrates their virtues, especially their moustaches. Despina and Don Alfonso go off to find a doctor.
The women timidly approach the men, who fear that pity might turn LP love. The men awaken and suddenly embrace the women. Dorabella sees no harm in a little flirtation. She chooses the dark-haired suitor Guglielmoand Fiordiligi, persuaded, chooses the blond Ferrando.
The men serenade the women, who encourage the men to speak. The men are suddenly shy, so Don Alfonso and Despina help them out. Fiordiligi and Ferrando go into the garden for a walk. Results per page:. Availability In Stock Special Offers On Offer 2. Awards Così Fan Tutte - Glyndebourne Festival* - 50th Anniversary Album (Vinyl Winners View full details Read reviews Watch videos.
When I saw this production at Glyndebourne last May, I thought that it was one of the three perfect operatic performances that I have ever been to. That view is only strengthened by seeing this In stock Usually despatched within 1 working day.
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