Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers. ------------------------------------------- Ferrando: Topi Lehtipuu Guglielmo: Luca Pisaroni Don Alfonso: Nicolas Rivenq Fiordiligi: Miah Persson Dorabella: Anke Vondung Despina: Ainhoa Garmendia Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Glyndebourne Chorus Conductor: Ivan Fischer Stage Director: Nicholas Hytner Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in June & July 2006.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery. Insights with Iván Fischer, Nicholas Hytner and members of the cast
‘When I saw this production at Glyndebourne, I thought that it was one of the three perfect operatic performances that I have ever been to. That view is only strengthened by seeing this marvellous DVD, which does the fullest justice to the brilliance of Nicholas Hytner’s production, and the glorious orchestral playing and the magnificent singing under Iván Fischer.’ BBC Music Magazine