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Cosť¨ Fan Tutte Review – A big company takes on a small opera

Over the years I have seen¬†Cosť¨ Fan Tutte¬†many times, and this is the third production for which I have written a review (read¬†my previous reviews). I have seen it played as a light-hearted comedy. I have seen it played more darkly with Don Alfonso more of a villain playing with other people’s souls. I have seen Despina fully conniving with Don Alfonso’s schemes, and Continue reading »

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Cosť¨ Fan Tutte from London – Mozart Reduced to Essentials

Many many years ago my father took me to a performance of Cosť¨ Fan Tutte.¬† The only thing I remember about that experience is that during the intermission I told my father how disgusting I found the behavior of Guglielmo and Ferrando.¬† They expect their sweethearts to be pure and true and faithful to them, while they are perfectly free to test them in this sneaky underhanded way.¬† Dad explained to me that one shouldn’t take operatic characters too seriously; just enjoy the music and the comic situations they get themselves into.¬† Good advice then, and very apt for the production from the Royal Opera House which I attended December 4, 2010. Continue reading »

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Cosa Fan Tutte & Don Giovanni Review – Mozart takes a hit

Going to an Emerging Pictures’ European HD performance is frequently an adventure. Some of the European theaters and directors can do strange things to an opera. Continue reading »

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Cosť¨ Fan Tutte

Cosť¨ Fan Tutte
Mozart
Performed at the Salzburg Festival, Austria
Conducted by Adam Fischer
Directed by Claus Guth
Starring Miah Persson and Isabel Leonard
HD at Camera 7 Pruneyard, Campbell, CA
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