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CHAN 3152
 
Multiple Set of 3 CDs
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
Running Time: 159:46
UPC Code: 095115315224

Release Date: April 2008
Originally recorded in 2007
Composer (1756-1791)
Wolfgang Amadeus 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
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 AMADEUS 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?'
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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
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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'
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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
Choral: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
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 AMADEUS 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
Choral: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
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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