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CHAN 3152
 
Multiple Set of 3 CDs
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
Release Date: April 2008
Originally recorded in 2007
Composer (1756-1791)
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart
Solo soprano - Fiordiligi
Janice Watson
Solo mezzo-soprano - Dorabella
Diana Montague
Solo baritone - Guglielmo
Christopher Maltman
Solo tenor - Ferrando
Toby Spence
Solo soprano - Despina
Lesley Garrett
Solo baritone - Don Alfonso
Thomas Allen
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor (Assistant)
Gareth Hancock
Venue
Watford Colosseum
Producer (Executive)
Brian Couzens
Producer
James Mallinson
Engineer
Jonathan Stokes
Engineer (Assistant)
Andrew Hallifax
Genre:
Opera in English

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WOLFGANG AMEDEUS MOZART

(1756-1791)

Così fan tutte

160:34
or The School for Lovers
Opera buffa in two acts
Libretto by Lorenzo de Ponte, English version by Marmaduke Browne, adapted by John Cox
1.
Overture
4:05
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Act I
2.
No. 1, Trio: 'Suspect Dorabella?'
1:53
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3.
Recitative: 'Swords or pistols?'
0:50
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Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
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No. 2, Trio: 'Woman's faith is like the phoenix'
1:09
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Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo
5.
Recitative: 'A poetical fiction!'
1:19
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No. 3, Trio: 'I shall hire a band of players'
2:21
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Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
7.
No. 4, Duet: 'This portrait alone is the face of Adonis'
4:18
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8.
Recitative: 'I can't thinkl what's the matter'
0:44
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella
9.
Recitative: 'Here they are'
0:22
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Don Alfonso
10.
No. 5, Aria: 'Let me try. My courage fails'
0:38
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Don Alfonso
11.
Recitative: 'Tell us, for pity's sake'
1:00
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Fiordiligi, Don Alfonso, Dorabella
12.
No. 6, Quintet: 'Courage fails me! For no evasion'
4:07
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Guglielmo, Ferrando, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
13.
Recitative: 'It's a comedy, charming!'
0:33
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Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
14.
No. 8, Chorus: 'Oh, the soldier's life for me!'
1:30
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Chorus
15.
Recitative: 'My friends, the time is flying'
0:34
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Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo
16.
No. 9, Quintet: 'You'll write long letters often'
2:32
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Chorus
17.
Recitative: 'Are they gone?'
0:35
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Dorabella, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi
18.
No. 10, Trio: 'O wind gently blowing'
2:43
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Don Alfonso
19.
Recitative: 'So far all's going splendidly!'
1:05
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Don Alfonso
20.
Recitative: 'A hell of an existence'
0:58
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Despina
21.
'My ladies, here is your chocolate and biscuits'
1:24
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Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
22.
No. 11, Aria: 'Cease not, remorseless love'
1:46
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Dorabella
23.
Recitative: 'Signora Dorabella, Signora Fiordiligi'
1:36
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Despina, Dorabella, Fiordiligi
24.
No. 12, Aria: 'In lovers and in soldiers'
2:36
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Despina
25.
Recitative: 'What a silence!'
2:21
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Don Alfonso, Despina
26.
No. 13, Sextet: 'I've the honour to present you'
4:18
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Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
27.
Recitative: 'What an outcry!'
3:38
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Don Alfonso, Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Ferrando, Guglielmo
28.
No. 14, Aria: 'Like a fortress in ocean founded!'
4:28
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Fiordiligi
29.
Recitative: 'Stay, I implore you!'
0:43
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Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Dorabella, Fiordiligi
30.
No. 15, Aria: 'O vision so charming'
1:42
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Guglielmo
31.
No. 16, Trio: 'You seem delighted!'
0:53
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Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo
32.
Recitative: 'When you've quite finished laughing'
0:52
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Don Alfonso, Guglielmo, Ferrando
33.
No. 17, Aria: 'Her eyes so alluring'
4:50
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Ferrando
34.
No. 18, Finale: 'Why has fate my life enshrouded'
2:53
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella
35.
'To die is all I long for'
4:55
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Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina
36.
'Now ladies, calm yourselves'
8:50
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Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
Act II
37.
Recitative: 'Well, I declare, you are a funny pair of young ladies'
2:26
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Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
38.
No. 19, Aria: 'At fifteen a girl already must be truly wise'
3:28
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Despina
39.
Recitative: 'Well, sister! What do you think?'
1:34
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella
40.
No. 20, Duet: 'I prefer the gentle dark one'
2:53
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Dorabella, Fiordiligi
41.
Recitative: 'Come at once to the garden'
0:22
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Don Alfonso, Dorabella
42.
No. 21, Duet and Chorus: 'Gentle zephyr, softly sighing'
3:03
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Ferrando, Guglielmo, Chorus
43.
Recitative: 'What is this masquerading?'
0:51
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
44.
No. 22, Quartet: 'Now give me your hand'
2:34
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Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina
45.
Recitative: 'Isn't the weather lovely!'
2:14
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Fiordiligi, Ferrando, Dorabella, Guglielmo
46.
No. 23, Duet: 'This heart that I give you'
4:16
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Guglielmo, Dorabella
47.
Recitative: 'Cruel one, would you leave me?'
1:30
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Ferrando, Fiordiligi
48.
Recitative: 'He's leaving. Listen!…'
1:34
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49.
No. 25, Rondo: 'Ah, my love, I pray forgive me'
7:30
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Fiordiligi
50.
Recitative: 'We've done it!'
3:26
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Ferrando, Guglielmo
51.
No. 26, Aria: 'Ladies have such variations'
3:12
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Guglielmo
52.
Recitative: 'Ah! My brain is distracted!'
1:29
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53.
No. 27, Cavatina: 'Her treason is poison'
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Ferrando
54.
Recitative: 'Now at last you are acting as a sane woman should!'
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Despina, Dorabella, Fiordiligi
55.
No. 28, Aria: 'Young love is unrelenting'
2:55
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Dorabella
56.
Recitative: 'All the world is conspiring'
2:10
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Fiordiligi, Guglielmo, Despina, Don Alfonso
57.
No. 29, Duet: 'All too slowly the hours are fleeting'
5:11
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Fiordiligi, Ferrando
58.
Recitative: 'That's enough for me!'
1:40
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Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Ferrando
59.
No. 30, Aria: 'Man accuses the woman'
0:59
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Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo
60.
Recitative: 'Well, gentlemen, you've won them'
0:44
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Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
61.
No. 31, Finale: 'Come, my friends, no more delaying'
1:47
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Despina, Chorus, Don Alfonso
62.
'May the love, that has united them'
4:03
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Chorus, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
63.
'Happy lovers! Fate conniving'
3:29
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Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Chorus
64.
'Joy once more now our sorrow replaces'
8:11
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Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina
65.
'Happy is the man who calmly takes life strictly as he finds it'
1:42
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Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
Solo: Janice Watson soprano - Fiordiligi
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Dorabella
Solo: Christopher Maltman baritone - Guglielmo
Solo: Toby Spence tenor - Ferrando
Solo: Lesley Garrett soprano - Despina
Solo: Thomas Allen baritone - Don Alfonso
Conductor: Gareth Hancock (Assistant)
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
3-6 and 8-11 January 2007, and 15, 17, 18 & 20 August 2007

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WOLFGANG AMEDEUS MOZART

(1756-1791)

Così fan tutte

160:34
or The School for Lovers
Opera buffa in two acts
Libretto by Lorenzo de Ponte, English version by Marmaduke Browne, adapted by John Cox
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Overture
4:05
Act I
2.
No. 1, Trio: 'Suspect Dorabella?'
1:53
3.
Recitative: 'Swords or pistols?'
0:50
Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
4.
No. 2, Trio: 'Woman's faith is like the phoenix'
1:09
Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo
5.
Recitative: 'A poetical fiction!'
1:19
6.
No. 3, Trio: 'I shall hire a band of players'
2:21
Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
7.
No. 4, Duet: 'This portrait alone is the face of Adonis'
4:18
8.
Recitative: 'I can't thinkl what's the matter'
0:44
Fiordiligi, Dorabella
9.
Recitative: 'Here they are'
0:22
Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Don Alfonso
10.
No. 5, Aria: 'Let me try. My courage fails'
0:38
Don Alfonso
11.
Recitative: 'Tell us, for pity's sake'
1:00
Fiordiligi, Don Alfonso, Dorabella
12.
No. 6, Quintet: 'Courage fails me! For no evasion'
4:07
Guglielmo, Ferrando, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
13.
Recitative: 'It's a comedy, charming!'
0:33
Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
14.
No. 8, Chorus: 'Oh, the soldier's life for me!'
1:30
Chorus
15.
Recitative: 'My friends, the time is flying'
0:34
Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo
16.
No. 9, Quintet: 'You'll write long letters often'
2:32
Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Chorus
17.
Recitative: 'Are they gone?'
0:35
Dorabella, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi
18.
No. 10, Trio: 'O wind gently blowing'
2:43
Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Don Alfonso
19.
Recitative: 'So far all's going splendidly!'
1:05
Don Alfonso
20.
Recitative: 'A hell of an existence'
0:58
Despina
21.
'My ladies, here is your chocolate and biscuits'
1:24
Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
22.
No. 11, Aria: 'Cease not, remorseless love'
1:46
Dorabella
23.
Recitative: 'Signora Dorabella, Signora Fiordiligi'
1:36
Despina, Dorabella, Fiordiligi
24.
No. 12, Aria: 'In lovers and in soldiers'
2:36
Despina
25.
Recitative: 'What a silence!'
2:21
Don Alfonso, Despina
26.
No. 13, Sextet: 'I've the honour to present you'
4:18
Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
27.
Recitative: 'What an outcry!'
3:38
Don Alfonso, Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Ferrando, Guglielmo
28.
No. 14, Aria: 'Like a fortress in ocean founded!'
4:28
Fiordiligi
29.
Recitative: 'Stay, I implore you!'
0:43
Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Dorabella, Fiordiligi
30.
No. 15, Aria: 'O vision so charming'
1:42
Guglielmo
31.
No. 16, Trio: 'You seem delighted!'
0:53
Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo
32.
Recitative: 'When you've quite finished laughing'
0:52
Don Alfonso, Guglielmo, Ferrando
33.
No. 17, Aria: 'Her eyes so alluring'
4:50
Ferrando
Total time: 64:43
COMPACT DISC TWO
1.
No. 18, Finale: 'Why has fate my life enshrouded'
2:53
Fiordiligi, Dorabella
2.
'To die is all I long for'
4:55
Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina
3.
'Now ladies, calm yourselves'
8:50
Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
Act II
4.
Recitative: 'Well, I declare, you are a funny pair of young ladies'
2:26
Despina, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
5.
No. 19, Aria: 'At fifteen a girl already must be truly wise'
3:28
Despina
6.
Recitative: 'Well, sister! What do you think?'
1:34
Fiordiligi, Dorabella
7.
No. 20, Duet: 'I prefer the gentle dark one'
2:53
Dorabella, Fiordiligi
8.
Recitative: 'Come at once to the garden'
0:22
Don Alfonso, Dorabella
9.
No. 21, Duet and Chorus: 'Gentle zephyr, softly sighing'
3:03
Ferrando, Guglielmo, Chorus
10.
Recitative: 'What is this masquerading?'
0:51
Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
11.
No. 22, Quartet: 'Now give me your hand'
2:34
Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina
12.
Recitative: 'Isn't the weather lovely!'
2:14
Fiordiligi, Ferrando, Dorabella, Guglielmo
13.
No. 23, Duet: 'This heart that I give you'
4:16
Guglielmo, Dorabella
14.
Recitative: 'Cruel one, would you leave me?'
1:30
Ferrando, Fiordiligi
15.
Recitative: 'He's leaving. Listen!…'
1:34
16.
No. 25, Rondo: 'Ah, my love, I pray forgive me'
7:30
Fiordiligi
Total time: 51:11
COMPACT DISC THREE
1.
Recitative: 'We've done it!'
3:26
Ferrando, Guglielmo
2.
No. 26, Aria: 'Ladies have such variations'
3:12
Guglielmo
3.
Recitative: 'Ah! My brain is distracted!'
1:29
4.
No. 27, Cavatina: 'Her treason is poison'
2:02
Ferrando
5.
Recitative: 'Now at last you are acting as a sane woman should!'
1:30
Despina, Dorabella, Fiordiligi
6.
No. 28, Aria: 'Young love is unrelenting'
2:55
Dorabella
7.
Recitative: 'All the world is conspiring'
2:10
Fiordiligi, Guglielmo, Despina, Don Alfonso
8.
No. 29, Duet: 'All too slowly the hours are fleeting'
5:11
Fiordiligi, Ferrando
9.
Recitative: 'That's enough for me!'
1:40
Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Ferrando
10.
No. 30, Aria: 'Man accuses the woman'
0:59
Don Alfonso, Ferrando, Guglielmo
11.
Recitative: 'Well, gentlemen, you've won them'
0:44
Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
12.
No. 31, Finale: 'Come, my friends, no more delaying'
1:47
Despina, Chorus, Don Alfonso
13.
'May the love, that has united them'
4:03
Chorus, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Fiordiligi, Dorabella
14.
'Happy lovers! Fate conniving'
3:29
Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Despina, Chorus
15.
'Joy once more now our sorrow replaces'
8:11
Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso, Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina
16.
'Happy is the man who calmly takes life strictly as he finds it'
1:42
Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
Total time: 44:40
Solo: Janice Watson soprano - Fiordiligi
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Dorabella
Solo: Christopher Maltman baritone - Guglielmo
Solo: Toby Spence tenor - Ferrando
Solo: Lesley Garrett soprano - Despina
Solo: Thomas Allen baritone - Don Alfonso
Conductor: Gareth Hancock (Assistant)
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
3-6 and 8-11 January 2007, and 15, 17, 18 & 20 August 2007




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