Deceptively complex, Mozart's comic farce Cosí fan tutte 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.
On this edition of World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us Cosí fan tutte in a production from La Scala in Milan. The stars are Maria Bengtsson, Katija Dragojevic, Adam Plachetka and Rollando Villazon, as the two couples whose tenuous relationships can often leave real life romantics feeling a little queasy. The production is led by La Scala's music director, Daniel Barenboim.
Fiordiligi: Maria Bengtsson (soprano)
Dorabella: Katija Dragojevic (mezzo-soprano)
Guglielmo: Adam Plachetka (baritone)
Ferrando: Rollando Villazon (tenor)
Don Alfonso: Michele Pertusi (bass)
Despina: Serena Malfi (mezzo-soprano)
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Daniel Barenboim, conductor