Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte DVD

Cat No:
01 - 01 - 2014

Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte DVD

Anett Fritsch (Fiordiligi), Paola Gardina (Dorabella), Andreas Wolf (Guglielmo), Kerstin Avemo (Despina), William Shimell (Don Alfonso), Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real de Madrid, Sylvain Cambreling (conductor), Michael Haneke (director)

Who loves whom in Cosi fan tutte, Mozart's and Da Ponte's cruelly comic reflection on desire, fidelity and betrayal? Or have the confusions to which the main characters subject one another ensured that in spite of the heartfelt love duets and superficially fleetfooted comedy nothing will work any longer and that a sense of emotional erosion has replaced true feelings? Cosi fan tutte is a timeless work full of questions that affect us all. The Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke once said that he was merely being precise and did not want to distort reality. In only his second opera production after Don Giovanni in 2006, he presents what ARTE described as a 'disillusioned vision of love in an ice-cold, realistic interpretation'. And according to the online version of ZEIT, six 'fabulous vocal soloists cast from 120 international applicants' bring gentle melancholy and moving vulnerability to Haneke's radical staging.

Mozart Cosi fan tutte K588, Bonus - Interview with Michael Haneke

Running Time: 3 hr 40 min
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 2 (DVD9)

Also available on Blu-ray (714604)

'The triumph of Cosi fan Tutte staged by Michael Haneke.' (Le Figaro)
'even better on DVD than in the opera.' (Spiegel Online)
'Brilliant' (Madame)
'on the highest level' (Fono Forum)
'the ideal gift, even for people who don't go to the opera.' (Stern Online)
'selected musically great singers which are brilliant acting artists.' (Die Buhne)
'A Triumph' (El Mundo)
'it had been the most coherent staging of an opera in 2013.' (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
'a magic moment of thrilling opera staging.' (Kultur Spiegel)
'if there was an Oscar for best opera staging, this Cosi would win it.' (Stereoplay)
'this is how only one person does it.' (Die Welt about the staging of Michael Haneke)
'six phenomenal young singers' (Die Zeit)
'Haneke puts a marvelous ensemble on stage outstanding is the soprano Anett Fritsch' (Tagesspiegel)
'the single set designed by Christoph Kanter is gorgeous' (New York Times)
'A great young ensemble.' (Die Presse)
'Great ovations for the young singers, with fresh voices' (Le Monde)