Watch Now: COSI FAN TUTTE (ZURICH OPERA) Eng subs only.

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 18 June 2011 | 6:33:00 am

Now, this is better - but why do people never criticise Mozart for being a misogynist?
A regular guest at the Zurich Opera, mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli made her début as Fiordiligi there in a new production of Così fan tutte directed by Jürgen Flimm, and conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Already acclaimed as a revelatory interpreter of a fistful of Mozart roles, her earthy, exuberant characterisation and voluptuous dark Italian beauty were a perfect foil to the blonde, winsome and capricious Dorabella of Liliana Nikiteanu. (English sub-titles)






Cast list:

Cecilia Bartoli: Fiordiligi
Liliana Nikiteanu: Dorabella
Agnes Baltsa: Despina
Roberto Saccà: Ferrando
Oliver Widmer: Guglielmo
Carlos Chausson: Don Alfonso