Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
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|Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
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The second of Deutsche Grammophon’s series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and initiated by Rolando Villazon, in collaboration with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Universal Music Arts & Entertainment and Rolex. This Cosi fan tutte enchanted the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus audience when recorded in concert in 2012, with Nezet-Seguin inspiring his stellar cast to feats of vocal derring-do.
An enthusiastic advocate of Mozart’s music, Rolando Villazon takes on the lead tenor role. Das Opernglas hailed his debut as Ferrando, calling him “ideal for the role – we have not heard a more beautiful, better sung and deeper felt ‘Un aura amorosa’ in a long time”. Starring a thrilling cast of both young and experienced Mozart opera stars including accomplished soprano Mojca Erdmann as Despina, acclaimed Mozartian soprano Miah Persson and prize-winning young American mezzo Angela Brower as the emotionally manipulated sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Also joining this creme-de-la-creme cast are distinguished Mozart bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Guglielmo and Italian buffo baritone Alessandro Corbelli as Alfonso. Youthful exuberance tempered by depth of insight make this a rare Cosi, this recording is a must for even the most seasoned opera lover.