July 26, 2013
W. A. Mozart: Cosí fan tutte
Teatro Real, Madrid
Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor
CAST: Annett Fritsch (Fiordiligi); Paola Gardina (Dorabella); Andreas Wolf (Guglielmo); Juan Francisco Gatell (Ferrando); Kerstin Avemo (Despina); William Shimell (Don Alfonso)
Deceptively complex, this comic farce leaves many listeners a little bit queasy, pondering the future of their most treasured relationships. Lorenzo da Ponte's libretto may spring plenty of jokes, but Mozart's music tells you to hold on to your heart.