DVD + Blu-Ray:
Zubin Mehta conducts Mozart's 'Così fan tutte'
Mozart’s classic comic opera Così fan tutte staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf and conducted by Zubin Mehta featuring Thomas Hampson as Don Alfonso.
Icon_Naxos_Mozart © Audiovisual Division Naxos / Michele Monasta
2.110726-27_NBD0147V_Thomas Hampson_Matthew Swensen_Mattia Olivieri © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Michele Monasta
2.110726-27_NBD0147V_Vasilisa Berzhanskaya_Valentina Naforniţa © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Michele Monasta
Opera buffa in two acts, K. 588 (1790)
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
The focus of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto for Così fan tutte is on female infidelity, two partner-swapping couples and a wager. Its enigmatic ambiguity and lightness of touch, its razor’s edge balance between irony and empathy, detachment and involvement, and on-stage reality and illusion is structured with perfect Classical symmetry. More than any other opera it explores the depths and darker impulses of the experience of love. This production by director Sven-Eric Bechtolf was given in Florence with a staging that ‘holds a balance between philosophy and humour’ (bachtrack.com).
Fiordiligi – Valentina Naforniţa, soprano
Dorabella – Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, mezzo-soprano
Guglielmo – Mattia Olivieri, baritone
Ferrando – Matthew Swensen, tenor
Despina – Benedetta Torre, soprano
Don Alfonso – Thomas Hampson, baritone
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Conductor – Zubin Mehta
Stage Director – Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Set Designer – Julian Crouch
Video Director – Tiziano Mancini
Filmed on 28 March 2021 at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy
[2.110726-27 / NBD0147V]
Total playing time: 188 minutes
Language: Italian · Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · 2 x DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
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